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- There are certain Fire TV Stick accessories that everyone out there should have, and the one we’re going to tell you about in this post is at the top of the list.
- It’s called the SofaBaton F2 and it adds some key functionality that Amazon’s Alexa voice remote is currently missing.
- Once you start using it with your Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, or any other Fire TV device you might have, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
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Amazon’s many Fire TV devices like the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV Cube offer a fantastic streaming media player experience right out of the box. In fact, it’s definitely one of the two best experiences you can get right now. Personally, I really prefer it to Roku devices. Roku is still the biggest streaming media player brand out there right now and it’s media players are great, no question. I am just personally not a fan of the Roku user interface, and that’s why I choose Fire TV devices instead.
If you’re also on team Fire TV, you know how great the user experience is that Amazon has designed. The UI is great, the software is nice and fast, and you can easily find an app for literally any streaming service you can possibly imagine. As a matter of fact, if you ask me, there’s really only one place where Fire TV devices like the Fire TV Stick are lacking: Amazon’s Alexa voice remote.
Amazon recently added some universal remote buttons to its voice remote that let you control the volume on your TV or soundbar and mute the sound. It’s a nice addition but truthfully, it’s not enough. That’s where my favorite new Fire TV accessory comes into play. It’s called the SofaBaton F2 Universal Remote Attachment for Amazon Fire TV Streaming Players, and it’s on sale right now on Amazon at a deep discount.
The SofaBaton F2 is basically a simple universal remote control that’s built to attach to Amazon’s remotes. It doesn’t make the remote any wider, just longer, and that’s key to a comfortable design that fits well in your hand. In addition to power, volume, and mute buttons like you would find on Amazon’s newer Alexa voice remote, you also get channel buttons, three configurable buttons that can do anything, and an input button so you can switch your TV’s input. That last one is crucial.
When I bought my SofaBaton F2 it was $40 on Amazon and it’s definitely worth every penny. Snag one today, however, and you’ll find a $16 discount plus an extra $2 coupon you can clip to drop the price to just $21.99 total. Trust me, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one.
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