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Today’s the Day: Alexa Integration with Fire TV

We reported about 3 weeks ago that Alexa Control Over Fire TV was Coming Soon after Amazon accidentally updated its Fire TV Device Software Update page with the leaked content.

The Device Software Update page has been updated again today and this time for good, as the update for Amazon’s Fire TV devices is rolling out now. We tested here and its already functioning.

You can now use your compatible Amazon Alexa device to control the video playback on your Fire TV device after linking them in the Alexa app. While playing an Amazon video, you can use playback commands like pause, play, resume, fast forward, next episode, and rewind. Also, you can ask Alexa to search for videos by titles, genres, or actors. Or you can ask Alexa to search for an app and open it by saying, “Open [app name] on my Fire TV.”

The new capability works with…

Echo
Echo Dot
Echo Look
Echo Show
Amazon Tap
Compatible Alexa-enabled third-party devices
Amazon Fire TV
Fire TV Stick


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