>>Brian. Hi. My name is Brian Norton with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads and today we’re going to talk
about voice activating your television and to do that we’re going to be talking
about the Fire TV stick and over here I have an Amazon Echo device. This is the
Echo Plus and what we’ve done is the first thing I did is I went ahead and
installed the Fire TV stick into the back it just simply plugs into into an
HDMI port. This particular one came with a Alexa enabled remote that actually has
a microphone on the top where I can just simply use the remote to have it listen
for commands. So if I press that button I can go ahead and say turn on
MSNBC. Alexa turn on MSNBC. That should go ahead and turn that channel for me. Alexa turn on MSNBC There we go So the first thing is you can use the
remote to be able to voice activate it and then the second thing is you can
then actually create a routine or actually connect it to your echo device
and what happens with that is now if I go ahead and unmute my Echo device over here I can go ahead and say Alexa turn on ESPN and sometimes it does take a moment for
it to do it Alexa turn on ESPN>>Alexa:
Tune in toe ESPN on Hulu.>>Brian: It’s gonna go ahead and then change that channel for me in
just a second. These are all Internet connected devices and so it’s using the
Internet to be able to kind of connect those things together but then once
you’ve got those configured correctly you should be able to then voice
activate your television. So that’s your tech tip for today. My name is Brian
Norton with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads in Indiana.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Voice activating your TV
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5 thoughts on “Amazon Fire TV Stick Voice activating your TV

  • December 25, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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    Maybe it dislikes msnbc as much as most of us do

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  • March 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    Thanks for the review.

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  • May 10, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    The only thing I don’t like is that it’s so much quicker to change the channel with cable

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  • May 28, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    I'm a Roku user but I recently bought a Fire Stick (Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player). The voice commands thru the speaker button on the Fire remote do fairly well for the most part, sometimes a bit slow. I thought the Fire Stick with Alexa voice remote could set a timer for your TV. I must be doing something wrong. Do you have to have a Alexa Device connected to your Fire Stick to set timers and alarms. Setting an alarm for the oven would be very useful when you are watching TV. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    Do I need the echo device to make work only the remote and the stick?

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