How to Sync Your Alexa Device With Your Fire TV
If you own both an Alexa device and a Fire TV, you might find it handy to sync the two together for an even easier streaming experience. By syncing your devices, you can control your Fire TV using voice commands through your Alexa device, as well as access Alexa skills while watching content on your TV. Here’s how to sync your Alexa device with your Fire TV.
1. Connect Alexa device and Fire TV to the same Wi-Fi network
Before you can sync your devices, ensure that your Alexa device and Fire TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can check this by going to the Settings menu on your Fire TV and selecting the “Network” option. From there, you can see the name of the Wi-Fi network your Fire TV is connected to.
To check your Alexa device’s Wi-Fi network, open the Alexa app on your mobile device and navigate to the “Devices” tab. Select your Alexa device, then go to “Wi-Fi Network” to see which network it’s connected to. Make sure both devices are connected to the same network.
2. Enable Alexa voice control on Fire TV
To use Alexa voice commands with your Fire TV, you’ll need to enable Alexa voice control on your Fire TV. This can be done through the Fire TV’s settings menu.
On your Fire TV, go to “Settings” and select “Alexa.” Then, select “Alexa Voice Remote” or “Alexa App” and turn on “Use Alexa on this device.”
3. Discover devices on Alexa device
Next, you’ll need to discover your Fire TV on your Alexa device. To do this, open the Alexa app on your mobile device and navigate to the “Devices” tab. Select the “+” button on the top right corner of the screen and select “Add Device.” From there, select “Fire TV” and follow the prompts to connect your Alexa device with your Fire TV.
4. Test Alexa for Fire TV commands
Once you’ve completed the previous steps, you can start issuing Alexa voice commands to your Fire TV. Use phrases like “Alexa, play [name of TV show or movie] on Netflix” or “Alexa, open [name of app].”
You can also use Alexa skills while watching content on your Fire TV. Simply say “Alexa, ask [name of skill] to [command]” to access skills like trivia games or weather updates.
Syncing your Alexa device with your Fire TV is a straightforward process that can make using your streaming devices even more convenient. With Alexa voice control, you can easily find your favorite content and control playback without interrupting your viewing experience.