Amazon's Alexa Routines now work with Fire TV devices
What you need to know
- Alexa Routines now work with Fire TV commands.
- You'll be able to weave in content focused commands such as pausing movies with typical smart home controls like dimming lights.
- Amazon is rolling this change out globally starting today.
Whether it's Samsung, Google, or Amazon, big tech companies have been working on 'routines' via their digital assistant in the past couple of years. These are simple shortcuts that aggregate and combine multiple actions into one command to save time and give users more countrol. Today, Amazon is rolling out an improvement to Alexa's Routines, adding support for the Fire TV's voice commands.
Writing in a blog post, Amazon's Fire TV team explained:
You can build your own Alexa Routines if you're not a fan of Amazon's default presets, and the feature is rolling out globally across all Fire TV devices.
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