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General Category => Amazon Echo Discussion => Topic started by: johnson62 on July 28, 2019, 07:42:46 am

Title: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: johnson62 on July 28, 2019, 07:42:46 am
HI just looked on the amazon web site for a remote control for my alexa dot but its unavailable there are fire stick remotes do they work with an alexa dot
Title: Re: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: Thomastoo on July 28, 2019, 09:51:01 am
No, the Fire Stick remotes do not work with the Echo devices.  If you go to the Woot website though and look under electronics, portable devices, they are selling the Echo remotes for about $9 I think.
Title: Re: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: jwlv on July 28, 2019, 07:14:20 pm
Amazon used to include a remote with the Echo 1st gen. Since then, the remote is no longer included. They were in such short supply back then that people were selling them for up to $100 each on Ebay. Now you can buy them for $20 on Amazon --> https://www.amazon.com/Alexa-Voice-Remote-Amazon-Echo/dp/B01E9AHU8Q/

As Thomastoo pointed out, you can get it (used) on Woot for $9. Woot is owned by Amazon and primarily sells refurbished, discontinued, or limited production items.
Here it is on Woot --> https://electronics.woot.com/offers/alexa-voice-remote-for-amazon-echo
Title: Re: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: johnson62 on July 29, 2019, 08:11:03 am
thanks for the information but I tried to order one from both sites but they both wanted a US shipping address as they would not ship to the UK :(
Title: Re: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: AlanH on July 29, 2019, 11:47:26 am
Several on eBay UK, with shipping from China. Of course they may be knockoffs!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=Alexa%20Voice%20Remote%20for%20Amazon%20Echo&ssPageName=GSTL
Title: Re: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: johnson62 on July 29, 2019, 12:01:21 pm
I know lots on ebay saying from USA but shipped from china and are not original and don't work >:(
Title: Re: REMOTE CONTROL
Post by: tngw1500se on July 29, 2019, 02:29:58 pm
I don't use a remote control for my dot. I just added more dots. I have 7. The only thing I could ever see remotely controlling on a dot is music. You can tell one dot to play music on another or a group of dots. You can even tell one dot to change the volume of another. What else would you need to control on a dot that wasn't in voice range?