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UK residents can now control Amazon's Fire TV with Echo speakers

Although there may no longer be an official YouTube app, Amazon's Fire TV platform is still a great way for consuming all your favorite content on the big screen – especially if you have an Amazon Echo, too.

On February 27, Amazon announced that residents in the United Kingdom can now control their Fire TV by talking to their Echo smart speakers – something the U.S. has had since last August.

This functionality is rolling out to all Fire TV boxes, sticks, and television sets, and it enables you to begin shows, control video playback, and much more on your TV by just using your voice.

In addition to these media-centric controls, you can also ask your Echo speaker to open apps on your Fire TV and stream video feeds from any Alexa-connected smart security cameras that you have.

If you've got a Fire TV and Echo, is this something you'll be checking out?

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

1 Comment
  • I'll be trying this out. I have the voice remote with firetv stick but never used it. It just seemed easier when I had the remote in my hand to navigate to what I wanted. I think this new feature will be useful for pausing, rewinding etc