You can now control apps like Hulu with Alexa on Amazon's Fire TV


Apps like Hulu now work with Alexa on a Amazon Fire TV. 


To watch a latest part of “This is Us” on your Amazon Fire TV, all we have to do now is ask Alexa to play it. 

Amazon on Thursday stretched a capabilities of a voice partner to work with third-party apps on a TV box. The initial list includes Bravo, CBS All Access, Hulu, NBC, Showtime and Sony PlayStation Vue. (CBS also owns CNET). 

Previously, we could use a Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show to search and control playback of Amazon Prime Video cinema and TV shows on a Fire TV. Now you’ll be means to use your voice to search, control playback and change a channel within a upheld third celebration apps. 

You can say, for instance, “Alexa, watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’” or “Alexa, play ‘Homeland.’” You can also ask Alexa to pause, fast-forward, fast-forward 5 minutes, rewind, play, go to a subsequent episode, start over and other identical commands. Those simple commands also work with Amazon Prime Video.

If we don’t have an Echo interconnected to your Fire TV, we can press and reason a symbol on your Alexa voice remote or Fire TV remote app to hunt and control what we wish to watch. 

Amazon’s Alexa has turn one of a most-used voice assistants on a market. Since rising a initial Echo in late 2014, Amazon has sole 20 million intelligent speakers in a US, holding 73 percent of that market, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Making Alexa work with third celebration TV apps is only a latest pull by Amazon in a efforts to enhance a voice assistant’s capabilities.

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