|“Alexa, Play The Grand Tour”|
You can now pair your Fire TV with any Echo device for far-field voice control via Alexa
Alexa is always getting smarter—now you can simply ask Alexa to play a favorite show, launch an app, or control playback—all without having to pick up the remote
Coming soon, you can view live video feeds from your compatible smart home cameras on Fire TV
“Alexa is built in the cloud and always getting smarter, and these new
Fire TV features are the latest way that Alexa is making it simple for
you to enjoy and control your living room entertainment,” said
Far-Field Control of Fire TV
You can now pair any of your Echo devices with your Fire TV for easy control of your entertainment experience using Alexa.
Getting started is easy: if you have only one Fire TV, your Echo device will pair as soon as you ask Alexa a question that includes Fire TV, for example “Alexa, watch The Grand Tour on Fire TV” or “Alexa, show me comedies on Fire TV.” If you have more than one Fire TV, use the Alexa app to pair your devices. Then, simply ask, and Alexa will launch apps, play movies or TV shows by title, actor or genre, and control video playback with commands such as "Alexa, play," "Alexa, pause," and "Alexa, fast forward." Here are some of the other things you can say to control your Fire TV hands-free:
Far-Field Control of Fire TV Edition Smart TV
In addition to playing shows and movies, launching apps, and controlling video playback, you can also pair your Echo device with your Fire TV Edition smart TV and control TV settings including volume and input switching. When connected to an HD antenna, you can also change the channel, pause and resume over-the-air live TV playback, and launch the on-screen channel guide with voice commands including:
Smart Home Camera Support
You will be able to see who’s at the front door or check on a sleeping
baby in the nursery. Smart home camera support on Fire TV works with a
range of devices from companies including Ring, Arlo, Nest, EZVIZ,
Vivint Smart Home, Amcrest,
Alexa Is Always Getting Smarter
Today’s announcement is the latest example of Alexa always getting
smarter and adding new capabilities for home entertainment. Last month,
Far-field control of Fire TV is available starting today for customers in the U.S. on all generations of Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Customers in the U.S. with the new Fire TV Edition smart TVs will have far-field control within the coming week. Smart home camera support is coming soon on all Fire TVs and second generation Fire TV Sticks in the U.S.
For more information, please visit www.amazon.com/firetv.