Alexa on Fire TV Introduces Control Playback Support for Netflix, YouTube

And it is happening; users of Fire TV can now access playback support by Alexa.

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KEY POINTS
  • Finally, users can say, “Alexa play this show on Netflix” for Fire TV.
  • Alexa can now fast forward the content of YouTube as per your demand.
  • Alexa voice can now give new support to Disney + Hotstar, Voot, Zee5.

We know after a long wait, it is finally happening. Amazon has finally expanded the Alexa voice control of applications on Fire TV. This amazing Alexa voice supports various applications on Fire TV-like Netflix, YouTube, JioCinema, Voot, and, many other applications. Till now, Alexa on Fire TV was allowed for control playback support only Prime Video Content. And this simply means that now with Alexa, Fire TV users could use commands like “Alexa, play Sacred Games on Netflix” or “Alexa, fast forward the content of YouTube by 5 minutes”. Well, this is one of the amazing features for the users of Fire TV. The playback voice support is not limited to Prime Videos only. It is now allowing users to activate voice command for a wider variety of content.

Users of Fire TV are already able to use Alexa to browse and search content from applications including Netflix and YouTube. Now they have expanded their list by including Disney + Hotstar, Voot, Zee5, Apple TV, MX Player, Eros, Sun NXT, TVF Play, Viu. Not only has this but also we can use voice search just by adjusting Alexa Fire Remote or pairing Fire TV with Echo devices so that you can binge-watched Netflix.

You can easily ask Alexa to “start over” and “restart” as if you previously stopped in the middle of the episode, the episode will resume from where you left off. Alexa is going to recognize all of our commands. The playback feature will be available only for three different applications besides Amazon prime and these are YouTube, Netflix, and, JioCinema.

Previously in January 2020, Amazon announced that Fire TV has 40 million active users globally. They are continuously maintaining their lead over rival Roku. Fire TV has become very popular and a new platform for the public since many people has shifted from cable TV. It helps in a bundle up all the programs for the users from different platforms like Netflix and Hulu and is directly cast on the televisions. In September 2019, the newly disclosed figure from 8 percent to 37 million users has used the device recorder.

Amazon is planning to expand playback voice support in several applications in the future. Amazon should expand this feature in the future for sure. Till now it has introduced control playback only in three apps and voice search in various applications in the future.

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