How to Use Alexa on Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Many Amazon Fire TV Stick users don’t know that they can use Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, through their Fire TV device. More than that, they are sure to love the fact that using Alexa with Fire TV is so much more than just simple voice control.

Fire TV Stick Built-In Voice Control

After all, the first time Fire TV was released it already has built-in voice control. Fire TV’s own voice control allows you to search through Amazon’s ecosystem easily. You can merely voice out a search for whatever you are looking for – movies, shows, apps, and all other forms of media.

Alexa

The built-in voice control is great, but it was not that incredibly useful since it all it does was pull off shows and other media. But things changed thanks to Amazon Echo and Alexa, an incredibly powerful voice assistant.

Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant on Fire Stick TV

With the Fire TV’s functionality identical to that of the Echo platform except for one and that makes Alexa an easy integration to the functions of your Fire TV.  The only difference between Fire TV and Echo is the latter has an always-on microphone, so you use your device without physically interacting with it.

On the other hand, you need to press a mic button on your Fire TV remote to use the Alexa system. It’s a little inconvenient but still, using Alexa on Fire TV allows you to do a lot of great things you can’t do with Echo.

Among those things include calling up Prime streaming music, checking the news, asking about the weather, adding items to your shopping list, and more. With all the great things you can do with Alexa on Fire TV Stick, are you on board on benefiting from them? If you are, then here’s how.

Summoning Alexa

Start by opening the Fire TV menu. From the voice remote, locate the microphone button – press and hold it. While the button is pressed and held, try it out by speaking (the word “Listening…” will be seen on the screen).

The Alexa system is known to be fast that you can get feedback to your commands almost instantly. On the screen of your Fire TV, you’ll see the information, TV, movies or any media that you asked from Alexa. You just hit the back button if you want to return to the main screen.

If you worked with Amazon Echo before, every possible command you tried there works with Fire TV as well. But with Fire TV, you don’t need to say “Alexa” in every command and press the voice button. You can check out the various tricks you can do with Alexa on Fire TV Stick through:

  • Settings>
  • Applications>
  • Alexa>
  • Things to Try

You can find there a list of all the things you can do using Alexa on Fire TV Stick. Some of those things include using Alexa in creating your shopping list, using it with Audiobooks, creating calendar entries, and a lot more. If you find it difficult to use contact Amazon Fire Stick Support for better understanding of Alexa on Fire devices.

One of the advantages of using Alexa on Fire TV Stick is you don’t need the Alexa app to use it on Fire TV. If you are perfectly content on the added use of Alexa for searching through your Fire TV Stick, then don’t waste time to integrate the voice assistant to your device.

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