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Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 08, 2016 03:03PM
Going to order a FireStick to replace my ATV2 and my Smart TV fetchers and want to know if I need a Voice Remote or not? Also, do I want to grab a FireTV? Figured a Stick for now and if it works good I can always move it to my second TV and grab an ATV4 "if" they ever offer amazon prime...
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Re: Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: wave rider
Date: March 08, 2016 03:29PM
Voice remotes record everything you say and pass it back to the mothership. The better to market personalized ads as I remember...



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Re: Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 08, 2016 03:32PM
No iphone/ipad to use Prime to ATV via Airplay? Or is the ATV2 too old for airplay?





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Re: Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 08, 2016 07:19PM
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jdc
No iphone/ipad to use Prime to ATV via Airplay? Or is the ATV2 too old for airplay?[/quote

We have iPhones, iPads, etc. However, I hate tying up an iOS device to watch a TV show...
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Re: Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: wurm
Date: March 08, 2016 08:40PM
I should probably investigate this further, but I bought a voice remote version of the Fire TV Stick for my wife for Christmas and I believe that when she used the voice remote, it automatically looked for the show or movie on the Amazon site, even if we knew it was on Netflix or something else. I'm sure there's a way to "teach" it, but as I said, I haven't investigated.
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Re: Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: March 08, 2016 11:18PM
The voice remote allows you to use it similar to an echo, and use Alexa
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Re: Firestick... Voice remote or no???
Posted by: spacescape
Date: March 09, 2016 07:22AM
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Ken Sp.
The voice remote allows you to use it similar to an echo, and use Alexa

What sucks is that I have a 42” Vizio “Smart TV” which gives me Amazon Prime and NetFlix… However, they haven’t upgraded the damn firmware so there are no “favorites” or “lists” in the Amazon App and Vizio (or Amazon) do not plan on updating it at this time…

Really want ONE DIVICE to handle my cable TV, NetFlix and Amazon…
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