Sony adds Amazon Alexa support to its 4K HDR TVs running Android TV

If you own an Amazon Echo device and a Sony 4K television (2017) with Android TV, you can now control your television by voicing your commands to Alexa. Thanks to a new firmware update for your Sony 4K TV, Alexa can control the power, volume, switch inputs, and change channels. You can even ask Alexa to play, pause, stop, or even fast forward your favorite show. 

Alexa’s new capabilities are naturally only compatible with selected 2016 and 2017 models, with supported televisions showing the TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa on the home screen. You can check if your television is supported in the list below: 

The next time you get up from the couch and you forgot to pause the program you’ll be able to simply say “Alexa, pause on TV 1” so you don’t miss any of the action while you are out of view of the TV.

If you own a supported television and an Amazon Alexa device such as the Echo, Dot, or Show, are you planning on using this new ability to control your TV?

Source: Sony

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He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).