Published On: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016

Amazon Brings Its Virtual Assistant Alexa To Older Fire TV Devices

When Amazon rolled out a subsequent era of a set-top box, a Fire TV, final year, one of a standout facilities was the further of Amazon Alexa to a platform. Today, the voice partner is creation a approach to owners of Amazon’s strange Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks, a association announced this morning, interjection to an over-the-air refurbish nearing shortly.

The giveaway download will start to hurl out now, and will continue over a subsequent few weeks, says Amazon.

With Amazon Alexa, Fire TV users can do things like control a lights in their intelligent home, ask about news, continue and traffic, play games, listen to Audible books or music, perform internal searches (e.g. for restaurants, bars, etc.), and, of course, sequence things from Amazon.

While a many important underline a new refurbish brings is Alexa, a refurbish will also embody other improvements and fixes. For example, Amazon Video’s appendage subscription use will now be easier to use, by permitting users a improved approach to find new subscriptions, and pointer up.

Video Subscriptions, as a reminder, is a underline that lets Amazon Video users compensate for additional channels from third-parties, including Showtime, Starz, Comedy Central Stand-up, Acorn TV,  Lifetime Movie Club, Gaia, and Qello Concerts.

In addition, Amazon says it will now offer Bluetooth headphone support for Fire TV Stick devices, that was formerly accessible usually on Fire TV devices.

Users don’t have to do anything to trigger a refurbish on their finish – it will be downloaded and commissioned automatically when a device is connected wirelessly. However, if we wish to manually check for an update, we can go to a Settings screen, afterwards “System,” “About” and select “Check for System Update.”

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