My goal in this post is to provide you with a comprehensive list of Alexa Fire TV cube commands, a helpful guide for voice control. Moreover, below is the updated list of fire tv cube and stick commands for Alexa.
I have a brand-new Fire TV Cube sitting on my dresser. Why haven’t you opened it yet? I’m currently working on launching a YouTube channel to accompany this blog. Creating “unboxing videos” is on my list of things to do over the next few weeks, so for now I wait and stare. Indeed, the below mentioned list of Alexa fire tv cube and stick commands can ease your life.
The fact remains! I started thinking about how I was going to use the Cube to control my TV with Alexa once I finished all this waiting and staring.
My search for a list of Alexa Fire TV cube and stick commands began. Where did it lead?
Besides some very basic instructions on Amazon, I was unable to find any comprehensive Alexa Fire TV cube and stick commands.
Introducing the Alexa Fire TV Cube Commands List
Wikipedia provides an overview of how to set up and configure Fire TV, but I’d really like a cheat sheet of all the commands.
I created this giant cheat sheet based on my research. Hope you find it useful. Here is the list of Alexa Fire TV commands.
Power and volume control for TVs
|Switch on the TV|
|Switch off the TV|
|Increase the volume|
|Decrease the volume|
TV shows and movies: Alexa Fire TV Commands List
|Watch a Movie|
(This also turns on the TV if it is off.)”
“Alexa, play The Weekend Away.”
“Alexa, watch Palm Springs on Hulu.”
“Alexa, show me Money Heist.”
“Alexa, go to VIBE Magazine.”
“Alexa, watch Fox News on Playstation Vue”
|Open a Streaming Service|
“Alexa, open Amazon Prime.”
|Searching for Content|
“Alexa, show me Horror movies.”
“Alexa, show me Tom Cruise movies.”
“Alexa, show my Watchlist.”
“Alexa, add this to my Watchlist,”
“Alexa, search for the Wheel of Fortune app.”
Changing Channels: Alexa Fire TV Commands List
|Go To a Specific Cable TV Channel|
“Alexa, watch CNN.”
“Alexa, watch Comedy.”
|Go to a Specific Channel on a Service|
Alexa, watch NBA TV on Hulu.”
“Alexa, watch SHOWTIME on Prime Video.”
Playback Control: Alexa Fire TV Commands List
|Play / Pause /Stop Playback|
|Rewind and Fast Forward|
“Alexa, go Back 60 seconds.”
“Alexa, go Forward three minutes.”
“Alexa, skip Forward 25 minutes.”
|Go Back to Start|
|Skip to Next Episode|
Switching Inputs and Devices: Alexa Fire TV Commands List
“Alexa, switch to HDMI 2.”
|Go to a Specific Device|
“Alexa, switch to Cable.”
“Alexa, switch to Apple TV.”
“Alexa, switch to Roku.”
Enjoying Music Games and More: Alexa Fire TV Commands List
“Alexa, play Billie Jean.”
“Alexa, play songs by Selena Gomez.”
“Alexa, play Poolside Party Music.”
“Alexa, play Cyberpunk 2077.”
|Go to Home Screen|
Netflix: Alexa Fire TV Commands List
|Open Apple TV|
Before You Begin
All commands on the Alexa Fire TV Cube and stick commands list assume you’re using Alexa as your wake word. The wake word must be changed if it differs. Seriously? Definitely.
In addition, the following is also necessary. Consequently, you need to get these things done as soon as possible:
- Make sure your Alexa device is compatible. These products are listed in partial order: Echo Show 2nd Generation, Echo Show 1st Generation, Echo Show 5, Echo Dot, Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Spot.
- Ensure your Fire TV device is properly set up and configured. Make sure the Alexa app is linked to your Fire TV. Both Alexa and Fire TV must be linked to the same Amazon account.
- A Smart TV that has HDMI-CEC support is required to use the Fire TV Stick.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am having trouble getting Alexa to pause on Netflix. What can I do?
A: If you’re using an Echo device, make sure it’s connected to the Fire TV device through the Alexa app.
- Select Music, Video, & Books from the menu.
- Click Fire TV.
- A guide will appear to assist you.
- To confirm, click Link Devices.
Q: My Fire TV Cube won’t set up. All I see is a blank screen. What can I do?
A: Ensure that it’s set up for the correct input. Here are some troubleshooting tips from Amazon.
Q: How should I proceed if Alexa lights up but does not respond to Fire TV Cube commands?
A: The following is what Amazon recommends you do (solution taken from Amazon support):
- Make sure the device is positioned to hear you.
- Make sure the device is powered.
If Alexa doesn’t respond after powering on:
- Check the voice history in the Alexa app.
- If you say, “I can’t hear you,” the Fire TV Cube responds rather than your powered-off TV or soundbar.
Q: The response time of my Fire TV Cube is slow. What should I do?
A: Install the latest firmware update. You can follow Tom’s Guide to update the Fire TV Cube step-by-step. You can find it here.
Interested in Fire TV Cube but don’t have one?
Do you already own a Fire TV Cube? According to Parks Associates, Fire TV is expected to overtake Roku in the near future. Amazon Fire TV’s market share grew to 25% in 2017 from 16% in 2016, according to Cord Cutters.
Have you tried it yet?
As my Fire TV Cube is still in the box, I have been using a friend’s Cube. This works perfectly. Alexa provides more control and more options than the stick or other products. If you want to control your Smart TV with Alexa, this is the best option.
The Modern Dad has an excellent YouTube video overview. You can see it below.
Become an Alexa Fire TV Cube master with these commands.
My list of Alexa Fire TV Cube and stick commands and examples I hope you found useful.
Own a Fire TV already? Which model do you own? Do you use Alexa to control your Fire TV?
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