We are not here to judge if you have lost your Fire TV remote and are looking pleadingly for Alexa on Firestick to help you out, because honestly we have done pretty much the same.
Enabling Alexa on Firestick is a pretty decent substitution for your remote commands. So if you are too busy or cannot find your remote, Amazon’s digital (personal) assistant Alexa is going to be the friend in need.
Just for $52 from Amazon, you can get the option to feasibly control your streaming in the form of Amazon Echo device, for Alexa Voice Control.
Before getting started with connecting Amazon Echo device and Fire TV, you need to make sure that you are all connected and synced with the same Amazon Account.
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- On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
- Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
- Click on ‘Download’.
- Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
- Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
- Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.
How to Connect Amazon Alexa app to your main Fire TV?
Simply place it next to your Fire TV and you are all done. Joking! That is not how you do that!
Go to your main Amazon Alexa App and click on the option of ‘Settings’.
In the options select the option of TV and Video.
You can see the + sign, click on it and Fire TV options will be displayed.
There click on the option of ‘Link Your Alexa Device‘. A small on screen instructions guide will pop-up which will walk you through till final step of setting up Alexa.
Next Connect to any of the apps option from Amazon Fire TV.
We are using the option of Hulu TV.
Open up the Amazon Alexa App and click on the option of Settings.
There choose the option of TV and Video.
In the list of watchable apps, click on the option of ‘Hulu’.
One again click on the option of ‘Link your Alexa Device’ to Hulu.
After the software has been connected you will be required to Sign in your Hulu account to finish the final setup.
Connecting Amazon Echo to Fire TV
It is easy to connect Echo device using the Bluetooth option. Simply go to the main ‘Settings’ option of your Fire TV.
In the options of your Fire TV click on the option of ‘Controllers & Bluetooth Devices’.
Further click on the option of ‘Other Bluetooth Devices’.
The Echo Bluetooth profile will be visible, click on it to connect with your Fire TV.
Go to the option of Settings. Click on the option of Alexa and further click on the option of ‘Turn on TV with Alexa’.
That’s is all you need to do you can now Turn on your Fire TV and navigate through various options using just your voice.
When you use the Voice over with Alexa, a lot of your functional controls are taken over. However, if you are using Fire TV to quantify using the Amazon Echo source, you have to use the word ‘on Fire TV’ at the end of each command.
Commands for Alexa on Firestick
So here is the general list of commands you can give to Alexa:
Watch [this term is to be used when you are intending to watch a movie or TV show]. This will launch the movie or the show supported by the Amazon Video or any supported app.
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Play [this command is to be given when you want to watch a specific movie or TV show with the app name]. The app will be launched and the streaming will start directly.
Play [ you can use the particular genre name using the specific app]. The particular movies and TV Shows genre within the commanded app will start playing.
Search for [This command can be given in context of the apps streaming, movies and within app tools]. You can navigate to the option of settings, system, as well as movies and other tool options within the specific app on your Fire TV. You can even do that for purpose for searching apps on the Amazon Prime Store.
Show me [In this command you can ask for viewing titles and subtitles of the streaming show and movie] you can also get the whole list of the movies related to your current watch or the actor/ actress featured in the movie.
Find [You can use this command to find apps, or any specific instruction within the app] it is pretty much the same command as the one written above, however you will get more specific titles and functions with this particular command.
Open [This is to launch any app] the generic overview and details of the app are all displayed on Fire TV.
Go Home [You will return back to Home Screen with this particular instruction].
In the total set of instructions, you can control the playback and video playing of your Fire TV. For example, these are the basic set of instructions to get you through the TV functioning itself.
- Next Episode
- Rewind [specify the time frame]
- Watch from the beginning
- Fast forward [specify the time frame]
- Main Menu
Apart from the commands given in the Alexa directory, you can experiment with some of your own commands like us. I mean what’s the use of buying a high tech device if you aren’t up for getting your hands cleaned fully by tweaking around!
Which Commands You Can Give To Your Fire TV?
‘Alexa, turn on/off your Fire TV’.
‘Alexa, rewind the show by 10 minutes.’
‘Alexa, Fast forward 2 minutes.’
‘Alexa, Skip the Ad’.
‘Alexa search Kodi System Settings’.
‘Alexa, Play Next Episode’.
‘Alexa, search Avengers: Infinity War’.
‘Alexa, go to the main screen’.
‘Alexa, Play Gossip Girl season 2.’
‘Alexa, turn the volume key up.’
‘Alexa, turn on Hulu and find TBS’.
‘Alexa, play Run the World Girls by Beyoncé’. ‘
‘Alexa, play a lullaby’.
and the famous one, ‘Alexa, Go to sleep.‘
Alexa on Firestick have many devotees, and we understand why that’s the case. Despite its smooth compatibility with almost all of the Amazon devices. In our experience we suggest to upgrade to 4K HDR Fire TV for a better experience of Alexa.
Believe us when we say this, letting Alexa on Firestick to take over your remote control agendas will honestly be the biggest relief of your streaming life!