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We Can Finally Control Fire TV Apps with Alexa

If you have a Amazon Fire TV Cube you should certainly be excited about this news, you can finally use. Your voice for control inside of some third-party apps. Voice control inside of apps has been something missing from Fire TV devices since they launched and in my opinion has hindered the service, I mean why have voice control if you can only use it on the home screen? We can now use commands like “Alexa, move up” to navigate through menus and Alexa, select” to select the highlighted option.

In actual use scrolling through third-party apps like Netflix can seems a bit cumbersome by voice but I think in a pinch when you just can’t locate your Fire TV Remote it is a nice feature to have. I would like to see this third-party control to evolve to include content specific commands and I like to think that this functionality will come in the future.

Right now you can use the voice control functionality with your Fire TV Cube in the following third-party apps, ABC, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, The CW, CW Seed, DramaFever, ESPN, FilmStruck, Fox Now, FXNow, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Go, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, Red Bull TV, and Tubi TV. In my opinion this is a great start and I hope to see more third-party app integration in the future.

Have you tried controlling third-party apps with you voice on a Fire TV Cube? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.

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I am passionate about the IoT and connected devices. Using connectivity to automate our lives will empower civilization to achieve greatness.

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