For the first time in Canada, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and its Alexa Voice Remote are launching in one package.
The bundle, which is available for purchase today, retails for $49.99 CAD and will begin shipping on January 23rd. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a plug and use device that can connect to any TV that has an HDMI port. As the name suggests, the device serves primarily as a streaming hub, complete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video apps available to download. Altogether, the Amazon Fire TV Stick has over 4,000 apps from a variety of categories including music, movies and games.
Amazon is also offering a limited time discount of 50 per cent off the separate version of the Alexa Voice Remote, which is compatible with the basic and newer version of the Amazon Fire Stick. The way that the Alexa Voice Remote works is very similar to how the Siri software works on iPhones, as users can change the volume, search for shows, stream music, and more, all via voice command. Amazon also announced that the Alexa Voice Remote will be included in all future versions of their Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Edition Smart TV’s.
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant and was first used in the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers. Since its launch, Amazon has sold over 100 million Alexa-integrated devices and the company currently has over 5,000 employees working on Alexa related products. Alexa is also available in a variety of languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.