Those without a control will be able to use Alexa via the Fire TV app for iOS or Android, in the same manner they can now access voice control. While the Fire TV has supported voice search for some years, the new model was the first to feature Alexa, which had only been present in the company's Echo and Dot smart speakers.
If you're unfamiliar with Amazon Echo products, the Echo and Echo Dot are wifi-connected devices for your home that you interact with using voice commands.
The update will make Alexa available to the millions of United Kingdom customers with Fire TV devices already in their homes, and upgrades every existing Fire TV Voice Remote to an Alexa Voice Remote. Amazon Fire TV is just another way ABC7 is right at your fingertips.
A free software update makes Alexa available to millions of United Kingdom customers who already have Fire TV devices in their homes.
The move was announced on the same day that Google Home, the tech giant's answer to Amazon Echo, went on sale in the UK. After opening up pre-orders back in February, Amazon has announced that it's finally shipping out to customers beginning today. It's called a Flash Briefing, and it's now available for the Los Angeles Daily News.
Customers will be able to ask Alexa to answer general knowledge queries, get updates on the news and weather, check the status of their commute, get sports scores, create shopping lists, play music, change your central heating settings, order a vehicle from Uber or a takeaway from Just Eat, and more.
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However Fire TV Stick and Fire TV customers will still be able to take advantage of a number of Alexa's capabilities.
Amazon describes its new user interface as a "cinematic experience", with trailers and screenshots from shows and films embedded directly into the menus.
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Within Fire TV, Alexa will be able to search films and programmes from rival services such as Netflix, with other platforms due to follow, Amazon said.
With Alexa integrated into Fire TV, users can easily control video playback through voice.
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