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Tip: Watch Live TV on Your Echo Show or Echo Spot

Tip: Watch Live TV on Your Echo Show or Echo Spot

You have that available screen just sitting there waiting for commands. Wouldn’t it be great if it would do more, like turn it into an actual television?

Now, you can, with the Stream Player skill.

Stream Player supports a large number of live, streaming TV shows already, but more are promised.

Many U.S. and international TV stations stream their programming free on the Internet. You can use these and watch television on your Echo Show or Echo Spot with this new skill “Stream Player”. This skill uses publicly available, free and legal TV station streaming services that the stations provide on their websites. You can either watch it on Alexa display-devices or listen in on your Echo (Audio only).

Once you enable the skill to your account, you can a stream by either calling out its channel name or its channel number.


“Alexa, tell Stream Player to launch Cartoon Network”
“Alexa, tell Stream Player to launch Channel 13”

Where to get it: You can locate the Stream Player Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Stream Player

Additionally, if you are a Hulu Live TV subscriber, Echo Show and Spot devices will also now allow you to stream live television from that service. See… Tip: Adding Hulu or NBC as a Video Provider for Echo Show


Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with

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