Amazon provides Alexa extra management of your Hearth TV

Amazon gives Alexa more control of your Fire TV

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Amazon’s digital assistant was already onerous at work serving to with duties by way of its Echo audio system and Hearth TV, however now Alexa is getting extra management of your tv. The web retailer introduced at this time that Alexa can deal with extra requests on its streaming devices, together with launching apps, enjoying choices from Amazon video and add-on subscriptions (HBO Go, Starz, Showtime, SeeSo) and searching native film occasions. Hearth TV already provided voice search and Alexa has been out there on these units as properly, however this replace expands the digital assistant’s workload.

Alexa can even search native enterprise listings and play Kindle books which might be outfitted with speech-to-textual content options. What’s extra, Hearth TV is gaining the power to play YouTube movies in 4K, as long as the system is related to a suitable UHD show. Amazon says Alexa’s new chores and the opposite options will arrive on the streaming gear “within the coming weeks” by way of an over-the-air replace.