Amazon's new Fire TV Blaster is like a universal remote you control with your voice
TL;DR: Bundle Amazon's new Fire TV Blaster with a Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot for $94.97, saving you $40.
Amazon has somehow announced another new Fire TV device. How are they not out of ideas yet?
The latest in the Fire TV family is called the Fire TV Blaster, and while it sounds like something straight out of Rick and Morty, it's actually just a universal remote that you control with your voice. The device officially releases on Dec. 11, but if you pre-order it right now, you can bundle it with a Fire TV Stick 4K and Echo Dot for $94.97, saving you $40.
Wow, that seems like quite the bundle, right? Well, that's because you need Fire TV and Echo devices in order to use the Fire TV Blaster — it's not a standalone product. And while, yes, it technically has the functions of a universal remote, it's not actually a remote. It's a little hub and your voice is the only way you can use it; there's no manual hands-on option.