FAQ - Control your Android TV with Amazon Alexa-enabled Devices

What is an Alexa Skill and how does it work ?


Skills are voice-driven Alexa Cloud Service capabilities which enable you to control select products through the Amazon® Alexa™ app that runs on Amazon Echo™ and Amazon Echo Dot™ devices. With this feature you can use your voice to turn your Android TV on or off, change channels, control volume, and more.

What is Required to Use the Alexa App?

  • Android TV models that support the Alexa skill (See supported models)
  • Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot. Google Home isn't supported
  • Mobile device such as your phone or tablet
  • Amazon account
  • Google™ account
  • Home network with Wi-Fi® capabilities (Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. Doesn't support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks)

Setup Instructions

Supported TV models 

Supported models have the TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app on the Home screen. You do not manually install this app, it will automatically install on supported TVs. If the app is not on the home screen, your TV may not be supported yet. Make sure your TV is set to automatically receive updates.

2017 TV models

  • XBR-77A1E
  • XBR-65A1E
  • XBR-55A1E
  • XBR-75X940E
  • XBR-75X900E
  • XBR-75X850E
  • XBR-65X930E
  • XBR-65X900E
  • XBR-65X850E
  • XBR-55X930E
  • XBR-55X900E
  • XBR-55X800E
  • XBR-49X900E
  • XBR-49X800E
  • XBR-43X800E

2016 TV models

  • XBR-100Z9D
  • XBR-75Z9D
  • XBR-65Z9D
  • XBR-65X750D
  • XBR-55X700D
  • XBR-49X800D
  • XBR-49X700D
  • XBR-43X800D

Supported TV Functions

Power ON/OFF Change Channel by Number or Name Control Volume Change Input Control Playback for DVR or Streaming Content

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