We’ve requested Amazon if it could touch upon the choice.
AFTVnews speculated that it might need to do with the unconventional connection. Amazon switched to a WiFi Direct connection for the second-generation controller in an effort to cut back lag (all-important for game classes), nevertheless it was each unconventional and sophisticated. Your Fire TV would present up as a WiFi hotspot, for instance, regardless that it was just ready for a Game Controller. This could also be an try to easily issues and steer customers towards Bluetooth controllers (which nonetheless work), or a recognition that the Fire TV is not the gaming machine Amazon hoped it would be.