Use Your Alexa Device to Control Your Fire TV

Learn how to use your compatible Alexa-enabled devices to 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.

Compatible Devices

You can find your compatible Alexa devices when you link your Fire TV in the Alexa app.

This feature requires both the latest Fire TV device software update, as well as the latest version of the Alexa app.

For more information about Fire TV software updates, go to Fire TV Device Software Updates.

Link Your Devices

If you only have one Fire TV device registered to your account, Alexa should complete the linking process automatically. Just say a request that includes your Fire TV to your Alexa device to complete pairing.

If you have more than one Fire TV device, you'll need to use the Alexa app to pair your devices:

  1. Go to the menu and select Settings.
  2. Go to TV & Video and select Fire TV.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. 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 Settings from the menu, select TV & Video, select your linked Fire TV, and then select Manage devices.

Note:

  • 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, they must be registered to the same Amazon account.

Control Your Fire TV

Once you've completed the linking process, you can use your Alexa-enabled devices to control the following features on your Fire TV:

To do this on your Fire TV …

Say this to your Alexa device…
Play a movie or TV show

Alexa can play content from Prime Video and other supported apps installed on your Fire TV.

"Watch [title]."

"Play [title].

“Play [title] on [app]."

"Play [genre]."

"Play [genre] on [app]."

Search for movies and TV shows

Alexa can find movies and TV shows from Prime Video and supported installed apps.

"Search for [movie / TV show]."

"Find [title / genre]."

"Show me titles with [actor]."

Search within apps

You can use Alexa within supported apps to search for movies and TV shows by voice.

"Search for [movie / TV show] on [app]."

"Find [title / genre] on [app]."

"Show me [movies / TV shows] on [app]."

"Find [actor] movies on [app]."

Control playback

Alexa can control playback for movies and TV shows from Prime Video. Alexa can also control playback for supported installed apps.

"Play."

"Pause."

"Stop."

"Resume."

"Rewind [timeframe]."

"Fast-forward [timeframe]."

"Go back [timeframe]."

"Jump forward [timeframe]."

"Next / Next Episode."

"Watch from beginning."

Live TV Controls

For supported apps that feature live TV access, you can use Alexa to change channels or control playback for on-demand programming.

"Go to [channel / network] on [app]."

"Watch [channel / network]."

Launch apps from Your Apps & Games

"Open [app]."

"Launch [app]."

Return to the Fire TV Home screen

"Go Home."

Note: You may need to clarify that you'd like to stream on a Fire TV device by adding, "on Fire TV" to the end of your request.

Additional Controls for Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs

You can use your Alexa-enabled device to control additional features and settings on Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs.

Note: Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs don't respond to voice commands from linked Alexa devices while powered off or in standby mode.

To do this on your Fire TV Edition TV…

Say this to your Alexa device…

Power your TV on or off

Note: To use your linked Alexa devices to turn your Amazon Fire TV Edition TV on or off, you need to have the "Turn on TV with Alexa" option enabled in your Fire TV settings (Settings > Alexa > Turn on TV with Alexa).

"Turn Fire TV [on / off]."

Control the volume for your TV

"Set the volume to [level] on Fire TV."

"Volume [level] on Fire TV."

"Turn up the volume on Fire TV."

"Turn it down on Fire TV."

"Mute Fire TV."

Switch input channels

"Switch to [device / input]."

"Change to [device / input]."

Control live TV playback and channel navigation

Note: To access live TV outside of an app, you need to connect a digital antenna.

"Go to [channel / network]."

"Tune to [channel / network]."

"Change to [channel / network]."

"Open TV guide."

"Pause."

"Play."

"Resume."

"Rewind."

"Fast-Forward."

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