Alexa has a lot of potential and television control is one of them. However, what you can achieve is largely due hardware from Amazon (or other Alexa-enabled devices) for your own.
Unfortunately, Alexa is not magic and if you only have an echo speaker, Alexa cannot control your TV. You will need at least a Fire TV Stick (all models do not include the first generation) but you will have maximum control if you have a Fire TV Cube or Fire Edition TV.
Future generations of Fire TV Stick come with Alexa remote control, which means you can hold down the microphone button to knock your orders.
Here are some things to say:
- Alexa, play "The Grand Tour" (or another program on Prime Video)
- Alexa, play The Morning Show on Apple TV Plus
- Alexa, show me some awesome movies
- Alexa, show me action movies on Netflix
- Alexa, f ind Joe Wick on YouTube
- Alexa, open YouTube
- Alexa, show me Tom Cruise movies in (app name)
Obviously in any video in other settings Amazon Prime Video, You'll need a current subscription, an app installed, and sign in to your account for Alexa to find and play those topics.
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When you watch a video, you can control playback with Alexa:
- Alexa, play
- Alexa, stop the break
- Alexa, go back for 30 seconds
- Alexa, stop
- Alexa, next episode
- Alexa, going home
If you have a Fire Edition TV or Fire TV Cube, you can control a lot, including volume, change HDMI input, and even switch to live TV channels.
Those with the Fire TV Cube can only control the set-top boxes, and in Spain, that list is very limited. However, you may find that there is Alexa capabilities for your device. to broadcast or a decoder that lets you control the box.
Pair your Echo with the fire of your TV
If you hold down the microphone button on your Alexa remote you feel too heavy, one option is to pair the Eco speaker with your Fuego TV and use Eco & # 39; s Alexa handset to control your Fuego TV.
Please note that the Fire TV Cube offers an Alexa handset already, for the combination of Echo and TV Fire in the same box. It also lets you use Alexa to navigate almost anywhere in the interface without remote control.
To pair the Echo with Fire TV, open the Alexa app on your phone, touch & # 39; Settings & # 39; and scroll down to & # 39; TV & Video & # 39;
Tap on Fire TV (if you have one) and follow the instructions in the app. Finally tap & # 39; Pair your Alexa & # 39; and then use the instructions listed above with Alexa on your Echo.
You can also enable Skills either skills control of the following devices:
- TV Sony Android
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Panasonic TV (specific models)
- Netgem TV
- YouView (Humax Boxes)
- VSmart TV
- Voice of VIDAA
- BT TV Boxes
- TVTalkT boxes
Use CEC to make your TV switch on the Fire TV portal
Most TVs support HDMI CEC, a feature that automatically turns on the device when turned on. Make sure this option is enabled using the TV remote control and to view menu settings.
On your Fire TV, go to & # 39; Settings> Display & Sound & # 39; and make sure the CEC HDMI device control is on. After that, when you turn on your Fire TV by pressing the start button on the remote control, your TV must turn on and switch to the HDMI input that the Fire TV is connected to.
For more, check out 100 fun things to ask Alexa.