Voice commands are so much easier than typing in letters and numbers through a remote control. So why not utilize them? Amazon’s Alexa offers a number of ways to control your Amazon devices, and navigate through other apps and software running on Amazon Fire TV. Once you’ve linked your Fire TV compatible devices, you can use your Alexa-enabled devices to control the following features on your Fire TV:

Alexa Voice Commands Control Fire TV

To do this on your Fire TV … Say this to your Alexa device…
Go to Fire TV

Note: For Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stickthis requires a connected TV that supports HDMI CEC. With HDMI CEC enabled, Alexa can power on your connected TV and switch to the HDMI channel for your Fire TV.

“Watch Fire TV.”
Play a movie or TV showAlexa can play content from Prime Video and other supported apps installed on your Fire TV. “Watch [title].”

“Play [title] on [app].”

“Play [genre] on [app].”

Search for movies and TV showsAlexa 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 appsYou 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 playbackAlexa can control playback for movies and TV shows from Prime Video and 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 ControlsFor 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].”

“Go to [channel / network] on [app].”

“Watch [channel / network].”

“Play.”

“Pause.”

“Stop.”

“Resume.”

“Rewind [timeframe].”

“Fast-forward [timeframe].”

“Go back [timeframe].”

“Jump forward [timeframe].”

“Watch from beginning.”

Launch apps from Your Apps & Games “Open [app].”

“Launch [app].”

Return to the Fire TV Home screen “Go Home.”