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Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. When it was first release the Fire TV shipped with some basic voice control built right in-you could search for shows, movies, apps, and other media within the Amazon ecosystem. The functionality on the Fire TV platform is identical to the functionality on the the Echo platform save for one minor difference: while the Echo has an always-on microphone to take your requests without physical interaction with the device, the Fire TV requires you to press the microphone button on the remote to trigger the Alexa system. You can ask about the weather, call up Prime streaming music, add items to your shopping list, check the news, see how your favorite team is doing, and more. While the Echo is limited to giving you audio feedback and sending additional information to the companion mobile Alexa app , the Fire TV implementation of Alexa has really polished on-screen cards-as seen in the screenshot collection above. With that in mind if you need a voice remote it might be worth just getting another Fire TV bundle. The remote, unfortunately, is a non-optional component.