Amazon has this week rolled out a new update to its Amazon Fire TV set-top box which brings with it support for Alexa and now allows you to use the Fire TV voice controller remote to connect and control other smart devices within your home.
Now in addition to the voice search facility on your Fire TV users can also use the Fire TV voice remote or remote app to interact with Alexa if your Fire TV is running Fire OS software version 5 or higher and Fire TV Stick devices running Fire OS 5.0.3 or higher.
To be able to get up and running quickly you can also ask Amazon’s Alexa the following commands : “Tell me what you can do” or “Tell me what I can say.” Amazon explains more :
Just press and hold the Voice Button, and ask for information, music, audiobooks, news, weather, traffic, sports, and more. Alexa then answers back directly through your Fire TV. Many features open in a separate display on your TV screen, so you can both see and hear Alexa in action.
To check the software version currently installed on your device, open Settings > System > About . We’re working to bring Alexa to other Amazon Fire TV devices with an upcoming software release.
Jump over to the official Amazon Customer Service website for more details on the new feature and how it can be used to control other smart devices within your home.