Article ID : 00199524 / Last Modified : 04/15/2019

Can't turn on my TV using an Alexa device

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Before You Start

Make sure your Amazon Alexa™ enabled device is supported for your TV in your country.

Check the Settings

  1. Set Remote Start to On
    1. On the supplied remote control, press the HOME button.
    2. Select Settings Icon Settings.
    3. Under Network & Accessories category, select Network.
    4. Set Remote start to On.
  2. Make sure to use the same Google™ account on all of your devices.
    • Check your Google account on your TV.

    • Check with Amazon Alexa product support to verify the Google account you use on your device.
  3. Set the correct date and time on your TV.
    1. Press the HOME button.
    2. Select Settings IconSettings.
    3. Under System Preferences category, select Date & time.
    4. This step will vary depending on your model. Follow the steps according to the TV menu options:
      • Enable Automatic date & time.
      • Select Automatic date & time > Use network time.
  4. If your TV still doesn't respond to voice commands:
    1. Disconnect other devices connected to your router except for your TV and the Amazon Alexa compatible speaker to reduce the number of connected devices.
    2. On your router, make sure that ports 5228, 5229, and 5230 are open if you are using the router's firewall.

This operation may not be available due to router specifications (including the limit for the number of connected devices) or settings. For more information check your router manual.