Use Alexa to control fire TV
You can now use your Alexa devices to control your Amazon Fire TV. Amazon has just released a software update for its Fire TV devices that allows you to control them using Alexa on another device… like, say, an Amazon Echo.
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Learn how to use your compatible Alexa-enabled device(s) to control certain features on your Fire TV.
You can use the compatible Alexa-enabled device(s) to access content and control certain features on your Fire TV. Just tell your Alexa device what you want to do, and Alexa will complete the action directly on your Fire TV–no remote needed.
Note: At this time, the following Alexa-enabled devices and apps are not supported:
- Fire tablets
- Alexa app
- Amazon Shopping App for Android
- Amazon Shopping App for iOS
- Other Amazon Fire TV devices(i.e. you can’t use one Fire TV device to control another, or sync Amazon Fire TV devices to one another)
Link Your Devices
If you only have one Amazon Fire TV devices registered to your account, Alexa should complete the linking process automatically. Just say a request that includes Fire TV devices to your Alexa device, and that device will be paired with your Fire TV devices.
If you have more than one Amazon Fire TV devices, you’ll need to use the Alexa app to pair your devices:
- Go to the menu and select Music, Video, & Books.
- Select Fire TV.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Select Link Devices to confirm your selection.
You can view and manage your linked devices from the Alexa app at any time. Go back to Music, Video, & Books from the menu, select Fire TV, and then select Manage devices.
- You can link multiple Alexa devices to the same Fire TV, but only one Alexa device at a time can control a Fire TV.
- To link your Alexa and Fire TV devices, they must be registered to the same Amazon account.