If you have an amazon echo speaker and an amazon fire tv stick or cube, you can control your tv through the power of alexa. Turn it off you can turn off alexa’s microphone on the echo and dot by pressing the microphone button.
Turning off the tv is even simpler.
How to turn off firestick with echo dot. Alexa can be a great companion for watching tv. You can use an alexa device — be it the echo dot, echo, echo show, echo spot or echo plus — to call another user with an alexa device. Turn fire tv [on / off]. control the volume for your tv
Use the alexa app to set up and manage freetime on compatible echo devices. The fire tv cube is meant to be “always on” like the echo or echo dot. And don't worry, i'm not here to judge.
To use your linked alexa devices to turn your amazon fire tv edition tv on or off, you need to have the turn on tv with alexa option enabled in your fire tv settings (settings > alexa > turn on tv with alexa). Just tell alexa to turn off your tv and she will do it for you. You'll press the top button that is a circle with a line through it — and again the circle of lights around the top will turn red letting you know the microphone is now off.
You can adjust the volume, turn on or turn off the tv or even stream the security camera footage on firetv. For the best results, you should update your fire tv stick’s firmware to the latest available version. Turning the microphone off is the same routine as with the echo and echo dot.
Alexa finally listens for fire tv. The level of alexa voice functionality you'll have depends on your tv make and model ; “alexa, turn fire tv on.” “alexa, turn the volume up/down on fire tv.” “alexa, rewind  seconds.” “alexa, fast forward  minutes” “alexa, show the front door camera” “alexa, turn fire tv.
My tv has a usb port that when the fire stick is powered on it actually will turn the tv on from standby to the peripheral that is plugged in ie the fire stick. Chris monroe/cnet let's face it, you've probably lost your small fire tv ($34 at amazon) remote at some point. Turn it on, and it walks.
“echo, turn off bedroom tv”. Reset the echo to factory settings. Consult your tv's documentation to see an overview of its features and.
Or you can use the alexa app on your. There's a setting that lets you turn off the option to share this data with amazon. A bonus, with your fire stick remote you can say “turn on tv” or press the tv power button on one of the new fire remotes with volume and power then change to the correct input just by hitting the home button.
“turn on (or off) tv” this activates the wemo which provides power for above. Settings to enable and disable. By linking your devices to the same network and accounts, you can get wireless audio via your echo.
Select echo & alexa, and then your device. Additionally, the list of alexa devices that could be used to control the fire tv devices includes the regular dot, echo dot, amazon tap, and echo show. To do this on your fire tv edition tv… say this to your alexa device… power your tv on or off.
You can turn on/off your tv and other entertainment devices with voice commands to the fire tv cube, but you can’t turn it off like a fire tv stick. I then made a routine with alexa. It was worth the wait.
When you turn your tv or receiver back on, the connection. When you turn off your tv or receiver, the connection with the echo shuts down as well. You can now connect your amazon echo and fire tv devices to create an alexa home theater system.
The amazon firestick seems to have taken the home entertainment market by storm. Your amazon echo can replace your remote. Select freetime, and then turn it on or off.
Amazon unveils a new version of the echo dot at an event on sept. I love telling alexa to turn tv on/off. Turn freetime on alexa on or off using the alexa app.
This is an actual switch and not just an electronic command, so it can’t be circumvented. For example, press the home button on the firestick remote and the tv should immediately turn on and display the fire tv home screen. However, you can mute the microphones using the button on top of the device.
After enabling cec on your firestick, you should be all set. Depending on which echo speakers you own, this means you can create wireless speaker configurations in a range of setups, including 1.0 (one speaker in front of your tv) and 2.0 (one speaker on. Now all you need is an amazon echo device, and you can control your tv with alexa voice commands.
Or from my bedroom, “echo, turn off spare bedroom tv”. She can help you turn on your tv, find a movie for date night, and turn the volume up, all without pushing a single button.