The Fire TV remote appears to be the exact dimensions of the Echo remote, so I’m hopeful this will be a great solution even though it irks me to spend another $10 on a solution for something that used to be included! **Update: I ordered the TotalMount Fire TV Remote holder and it works great with Echo Remote.**
We have a few Alexa units in the house and aside from the original one that came with a remote I haven’t felt the need to buy another remote. Unless you blast your music it is normally fairly simple to engage with Alexa (at least how we have our rooms setup) even without the remote. However, my 3 and 4 year old have recently become quite the Alexa fanboys – checking the time, asking for jokes, listening to their playlists we’ve set up…. one of them can articulate clearly and Alexa responds, and the other can not. Before frustration got to a crazy level I decided a remote for the unit they normally talk to was the key.