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How to use the Amazon Fire TV Cube

How to Use Alexa on the Fire TV Cube

The Fire TV Cube's biggest strengths come from its Alexa assistant, which can do everything from finding content to changing the active TV input and adjusting your volume. Not only can it pause, rewind and fast-forward content, but it also provides experiences that were once limited to the Echo Show, such as video-based daily briefings, forecasts and help finding nearby restaurants.

We're making a master list of the Alexa commands that work with the Fire TV Cube, which also supports smart routines.

Power control commands

"Alexa, turn on [or off] the TV"

"Alexa, turn on [or off] the soundbar"

"Alexa, turn on [or off] the AV system"

Watching content

"Alexa, watch Glow [or any other show]" (yes, watch a show commands turn on your system as well)

"Alexa, play Stranger Things."

"Alexa, open Netflix."

"Alexa, open PlayStation Vue."

"Alexa, pause."

"Alexa, play."

"Alexa, stop."

“Alexa, forward”

“Alexa, forward 5 minutes”

“Alexa, skip 30 seconds”

“Alexa, play next”

"Alexa, next episode"

Finding content

“Alexa, show me [show or movie title]”

“Alexa, show me [insert genre]”

“Alexa, show me Bruce Willis movies”

“Alexa, search for Westworld

"Alexa, add this to my watchlist"

"Alexa, show my watchlist"

"Alexa, search for the NPR app"

"Alexa, watch HGTV [or any show] on PlayStation Vue [or Hulu]"

"Alexa, watch [insert Prime Video Channel name]"

Input Switching

"Alexa, switch to HDMI 1 [also works with HDMI 2, 3 and 4]"

"Alexa, switch to DVD Player"

"Alexa, switch to Apple TV"

"Alexa, switch to Roku"

"Alexa, switch to Cable"

Volume Control

"Alexa, turn up [or down] the volume"

"Alexa, set the volume to 5"

"Alexa, mute [or unmute] my TV"  

The News

"Alexa, play my flash briefing" [if enabled in Alexa app] or "Alexa, what's the news?"

"Alexa, enable the NPR flash briefing"  

"Alexa, enable the CNBC flash briefing"

"Alexa, enable the MTV flash briefing" [other options available include NPR and The Tonight Show]

The Weather

"Alexa, what's the weather?"

"Alexa, what's the forecast?"

"Alexa, what's the weather in [insert city]?"

"Alexa, what's the weather like on [insert day]?"

Games

"Alexa, play Jeopardy" [enable in the Alexa app]

Music

"Alexa, play Beyoncé"

"Alexa, play [insert genre] music"

Kayak

"Alexa, ask Kayak how much it costs to fly to [insert city]"

  • rlmonoski
    Mine will switch to cable, but will not actually change the channels with comcast box. Getting annoyed to say the least.
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  • rlmonoski
    Unfortunately, I did all of the above and it still will not change channels for me. Ugh. It switch to the right HDMI and have cable playing, but will not change channels.
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  • claup123
    how to watch movies and tv in kodi.
    I have followed your steps to install kodi in my fire cube and it does not appear any list of movie channels or shows as I have to do I am tired of this
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  • Alabalcho
    21667964 said:
    how to watch movies and tv in kodi.
    I have followed your steps to install kodi in my fire cube and it does not appear any list of movie channels or shows as I have to do I am tired of this
    Kodi is just a player. It does not come with movies, or web sites where to play from. You provide it with your own library of movies stored locally, or over the network.

    For every other usage of Kodi there are plenty of websites available, but not here.

    p.p. Don't hijack a thread!!
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