Amazon has announced new robotic voice assistant Alexa features that are coming to streaming media player Fire TV, including the ability to control playback of Amazon Video and Add-On Subscription content, launch apps, access local movie show times, search local businesses and restaurants, and more—all just by using your voice.
According to Amazon, discovering and accessing content on Fire TV has never been easier with the new Alexa playback features, plus integrated voice search across 59 content partners including Hulu, Showtime, Starz, HBO Go and more. These new Alexa features will be automatically delivered via free, over-the-air software updates in the coming weeks.
“Customers have told us they love having the convenience of Alexa on their Amazon Fire TV,” said Tim Twerdahl, General Manager, Amazon Fire TV. “We’re excited to add new Alexa features to Fire TV, making it easier than ever to enjoy their favourite TV shows, movies, and apps.”
New features coming to Amazon Fire TV in the coming weeks include:
Amazon Fire TV remains the #1 streaming media player in the US across all retailers as of March (the last month for which there is data).