The controller can be used with Amazon Fire TV to play games as well as to browse and play movies, TV shows and music, doubling as a regular remote. The controller also lets users access Amazon's GameCircle social gaming service via a dedicated button.
The controller also doubles the number of games playable on Amazon Fire TV, allowing players to take on titles like Asphalt 8, Minecraft — Pocket Edition and NBA 2K14. Amazon Fire TV exclusive Sev Zero also comes free with the controller. Sev Zero is a tower defense title that pits players against aliens, defending their tower from invaders. Some Fire TV titles, including Sev Zero, require a controller to play.
The controller comes with 1,000 Amazon Coins — Amazon's virtual currency — and the Fire TV itself supports up to four controllers at a time.
According to the listing, the $39.99 wireless Bluetooth game controller has up to 55 hours of battery life and features auto sleep and instant-wake features. The controller itself features dual analog sticks and "all the controls a gamer would expect" — including an array of face buttons, triggers and bumpers in a layout reminiscent to the Xbox and PlayStation controllers — as well as lighted player indicators when using multiple controls in multiplayer.