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What Is Amazon Alexa and How Does It Work?

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The Amazon Alexa™ app runs on Amazon Echo® or Echo Dot™ speakers and other compatible devices. It is voice-driven which allows you to control functions on your Android TV™ device, such as turn on or off, change channels, control volume, and more.

Additional information is available on support for Amazon Echo.

Before You Start

You will need the following to control your Android TV with Alexa-enabled devices:

  • An Android TV supporting TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app.
    • This app will automatically install on supported Android TVs and will appear in the Apps section.
    • If you can't find this app in the Apps section, your TV doesn't support this feature.
  • An Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device.
    • The Google Home™ speaker isn't supported.
  • A mobile device running on either Amazon® Fire™ OS 3.0 and higher, Android™ 5.0 and higher, or iOS™ 9.0 and higher.
  • An Amazon account
  • A Google™ account
    • Make sure to use the same Google account on your TV and on your mobile device.
  • A home network with Wi-Fi® capabilities (Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks.
    • Doesn't support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks

Supported TV Functions

This app supports the following TV functions and commands:

Turn ON/OFF

Change Channel by Number or Name

Control Volume

Mute or Unmute

Change Input

Control Playback for DVR or Streaming Content

Additional Alexa Commands

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