Published On: Thu, Nov 30th, 2017

Fire TV owners can now control Hulu, NBC, CBS and other video apps around their voice


Amazon Fire TV owners will now be means to control some-more video apps regulating Alexa and their voice, a association announced today. This underline lets we ask Alexa to “watch,” “play,” “pause,” “rewind,” “fast forward,” and more. It can also take we to an particular show, network, or specific genre of programming.

Before, Alexa could control Amazon’s possess video calm in this fashion. But now a same voice commands work with third-party apps like Hulu, NBC, Bravo, and others that sensitively launched voice support final week, including Showtime, Sony PlayStation Vue, and CBS All Access.

Showtime Anytime will supplement a functionality soon, Amazon says.

Amazon had creatively teased a stretched in-app video skills when it launched a new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD in September, observant that Alexa would be means to lift adult formula from name video apps, like Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, Amazon Video and others.

To use a feature, we can contend something like “Alexa, watch The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Alexa, play The Good Place” or “Alexa, uncover me comedies on Showtime,” for example.

With a Alexa voice remote, users can navigate by calm with commands like “play,” “next episode,” “last episode,” “start over,” “play from a beginning,” and more, or even change a channel regulating their voice (if supported).

Additionally, Echo owners can span their Fire TV with their intelligent orator to concede Alexa to control a video apps though a need for a voice remote.

The association has been operative to make Alexa-powered apps some-more permitted to video providers for many months now. In June, Amazon announced a apparatus for developers of wire TV apps, streaming services, and other calm providers that would let them supplement voice control to their apps.

Amazon says this set of partners is a initial to entrance a functionality, though others are approaching to launch their possess updated apps in a entrance weeks and months.

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