Banish lockdown boredom with big savings on Fire TV devices

Yolanda Curtis
May 31, 2020

There's a microphone button on the Fire TV Stick remote which has to be long pressed to use Alexa. However, the support for control playback has expanded to three more apps allowing users to activate voice commands for a wider variety of content.

Fire TV customers had been already in a position to make use of Alexa to browse and search content material from apps together with Netflix and YouTube.


The list includes Netflix, Hotstar, Zee5, Voot, JioCinema, Apple TV+, Sun NXT, MX Player TV, Eros, TVF Play and Viu.

Amazon Fire TV Stick users can now use voice controls to navigate pretty much every video streaming app.


"We've since moved Style by Alexa features into the Amazon Shopping app and to Alexa-enabled devices making them even more convenient and available to more Amazon customers".

Here's another reminder that the gadgets you buy aren't necessarily going to be supported forever: Amazon has chose to discontinue its Echo Look smart speaker/camera device, and existing Looks will stop working on July 24.


In addition, Alexa on Fire TV control playback feature will now be available for YouTube, Netflix, and Jio Cinema content as well. You can ask, "Alexa, forward thirty minutes", "Alexa, rewind twenty seconds", "Alexa, pause", "Alexa, play", "Alexa, next episode", "Alexa, last episode", "Alexa, start over", and more. You can pick up a Fire TV Stick for as little as $29.99, and Fire Edition TV sets from just $139.99. Control playback has been launched for exclusively three new apps, whereas voice search has expanded to a number of extra apps. The company witnessed an eight percent rise in active users as compared to figures recorded in September 2019.

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