Fire TV routines available on Alexa !

You will undoubtedly have already noticed it if, like us, you open your application very regularly Alexa looking for novelties: it is now possible to create custom Fire TV routines. Although most voice commands Alexa already allowed you to do these actions, it did not always work with some applications and it was impossible to create custom scenarios. Thanks to a recent update, it's now easy and we'll explain how, as well as give you some possible examples. Follow the guide !

Fire TV: link your device to Alexa

The first thing to do is, of course, to bind your new Fire TV Stick ou Fire TV Cube in the app Alexa.

To do this, nothing simpler :

  1. Open theapplication Alexa,
  2. Go to " More ",
  3. Select " Settings ",
  4. Go to "TV and video",
  5. Choose "Fire TV".
  6. Select "Pair your device Alexa » and follow the instructions.

Compatible devices:

Fire TV routines in the app Alexa

Once your device Amazon Fire TV correctly associated with Alexa, you just have to go to the routines of the application.

  1. Open theapplication Alexa,
  2. Go to " More ",
  3. Choose "Routines",
  4. Go to "+" top right,
  5. Compose your Fire TV routines !

We find in the Fire TV routines:

  • Switch on switch off : Fire TV by personalizing the command or inserting it wherever you want in the routine,
  • Content reading: you can choose content or open a specific application. For example, "Open Netflix", "Lance Jack Ryan",
  • Pause video: this is one of the most practical features. Already available on some services, you can customize the order here Alexa and use it for any service provider. Practice !
  • Resume the video: like the previous one, back on your sofa you can ask Alexa to resume the current video!

Finally, if you have the Fire TV Cube, you can also adjust volume with small onions. A feature not available on Fire TV Sticks.

Example Fire TV routine

You lack inspiration, this is a simple idea that you can easily reproduce at home with your Fire TV Stick and a few connected bulbs for example.

In our example, Alexa go :

  1. Say " Let's go",
  2. Turn on the TV through Fire TV Cube,
  3. Turn off the kitchen open to the living room to immerse ourselves in a cinema atmosphere,
  4. Start the Cinema scene created in the Philips Hue app,
  5. Say " Everything is ready ! Good session ! "
  6. Launch Netflix on Amazon FireTV.

During this time, we will have taken care to take the popcorn and make ourselves comfortable in front of our television. It remains to choose the film or the series! Nice, no?

It's up to you to compose your favorite Fire TV routines! Do not hesitate to come and share them on our Facebook group dedicated to Alexa and Fire TV...

Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.