With Amazon Echo, Your Voice is The Remote Control

A quick guide to setting up and using your Amazon Echo to control your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.

First, get your Echo and Fire TV’s linked together. This will let Alexa talk to your Fire TV.

If you only have one Fire TV,  Alexa is pretty smart and can complete this process automatically. Just say a command that includes ‘Fire TV’ to Alexa.

“Alexa, show me horror movies on Fire TV”

That should do it. You should now see horror movies being displayed on your TV. Pretty neat.

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If you have more than one Fire TV, use the Alexa app to pair your devices.

Note: Pay attention to what devices you’re linking. You probably don’t want to pair your Living Room Fire TV with the Echo Dot in the bathroom. Or your bedroom Fire TV with the Echo in the Kitchen. You get the point, right?

  1. Open the settings menu and select Music, Video, & Books.
  2. Select Fire TV under the video section.
  3. Select Link Your Alexa Device, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Confirm your selection by selecting Link Devices.

Try these commands:

“Alexa, watch Fire TV”

“Alexa, play The Man in the High Castle on Fire TV”

“Alexa, open Netflix on Fire TV”

If you’re currently watching on your Fire TV:

“Alexa, Pause”

“Alexa, Next Episode”

Or you can open apps or games:

“Alexa, open [app/game] on Fire TV”

 

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You can pick up an Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick Bundle right now on Amazon

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If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below. Enjoy your new voice remote!

 

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