How to connect Alexa to TV (Smart TV and traditional)

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Would you like to control the TV with your voice? Let's find out how to connect alexa to TV in a few simple steps.

Alexa as everyone knows is the voice assistant created by Amazon compatible with the most common hi-tech devices on the market. If you have a Smart TV compatible with voice assistants, below you will find various procedures to connect Alexa to the TVs of the most popular brands. Let's see how.

Quick and easy guide to connect Alexa to TV without taking a day



Before starting you must know that not all Smart TVs on the market are compatible with Alexa. Alexa-compatible TVs must have special requirements:

Televisions Samsung for example they must have the system SmartThing, the Sony Bravia, must have been produced in the second half of 2017, the LG must be equipped with WebOS 4.5.

To be sure you have an Alexa-compatible TV, all you have to do is read the technical data sheet of your TV carefully. In case the latter is not natively compatible with Amazon's voice assistant, you can still control it with your voice. Like? Through Fire TV Stick o Smart HUB IR, which we will tell you about in the next paragraphs.

How to connect Alexa to Sony TV

Televisions Sony Bravia which are voice control enabled are compatible with Alexa and allow you to install various management apps. To add the alexa app you need to make sure that your TV is connected to the internet and from the remote control press the button Home to reach the section App. Now select the icon Setting up TV control with Amazon Alexa, follow the procedure and select your Google account, associated with the TV during its first setup. Assign an easy-to-pronounce name to control the TV and press the button End. At this point you must:



  1. Open the app Amazon Alexa for Android or iOS.
  2. Press the button menu (three horizontal lines at the bottom right).
  3. Choose the item Skills and Games.
  4. Press up on theicona della lens d'ingrandimento.
  5. Look for the entry  Sony's Android TV.
  6. After finding it, press Enable to use.

Then follow the wizard, enter the Google account associated with the TV when prompted and that's it.

How to connect Alexa to Samsung TV

As for the televisions Samsung, you need to use the app to connect with Alexa Samsung Smart Things for Android and iOS.

This app allows you to create a free account to control your TV. Once you have the account, you can set up Alexa. To do this you must:

  1. Open the app Amazon Alexa for Android or iOS.
  2. Press the button menu (three horizontal lines at the bottom right).
  3. Choose the item Skills and Games.
  4. Press up on theicona della lens d'ingrandimento.
  5. Look for the skill Samsung Smart Things.
  6. After finding it, press Enable to use.
  7. Log in with your Samsung account.

From the Alexa app, then go to the menu and select Add device. Select TV and immediately after Samsung. At the end of this short procedure, you will be able to give commands to your TV directly via Alexa.


Read also: How to control TV with smartphone

How to connect Alexa to LG TV

Connecting Alexa to an LG Smart TV is slightly more complicated and is only available on models that have the version of the operating system WebOS 4.5 (starting with the UM7100 series).


Furthermore Alexa only works with the Pointer Remote with Mic, so if you want to take advantage of this feature you will have to buy it separately on Amazon.

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With the LG remote  long press the button Premium Video and don't leave it until theautomatic installation of the Alexa app. Once the installation is complete, a screen will open with a code that must be entered in the Amazon queues page, after logging in with your own Amazon account.

The steps to connect Alexa to LG TV are:

  1. Press the button with the gear icon on the LG remote.
  2. Go up Settings> Connection> Connect to Voice Control Devices.
  3. Select the item Amazon Alexa.
  4. Enter your Amazon account.
  5. Specify a name to call the TV by.
  6. Finish the procedure.

If you want to control the LG TV via the Alexa app or an Echo device (connected to the TV's Wi-Fi network), you need to:


  1. Open the app Amazon Alexa for Android or iOS.
  2. Press the button menu (three horizontal lines at the bottom right).
  3. Choose the item Skills and Games.
  4. Press up on theicona della lens d'ingrandimento.
  5. Look for the skill LG SmartThinQ.
  6. After finding it, press Enable to use.

How to connect Alexa to Panasonic, Hisense and TCL TV

For these TVs it is necessary download the respective apps to pair the TV and register your account. Then you need to download the appropriate skill on Alexa and connect the device by logging in with the registered account credentials.


If your smart TV is not compatible, there are other solutions to control the TV by voice, read on and you will find out.

How to connect a non-Alexa ready TV

The quickest solution to having Alexa on non-certified TVs is to use one Fire TV stick or one smart HUB IR.

  • La Fire TV Stick it is an HDMI doogle. An adapter that plugs into your TV's HDMI port to make it smart.
  • One smart HUB IR instead, it is a device that emits an infrared signal such as a Universal remote control. Through this device, it is possible to use Amazon Echo to control the TV, air conditioners, decoders, stereos and much more.

The configuration of a HUB IR it's very simple, just use the app provided at the time of purchase and configure the controller following the instructions provided. Once the controller is set up you can pair it with Alexa. The procedure is the same as the steps described above. Just follow steps 1 to 5, install the app Broadlink for Android and iOS, and search for it among the skills.

When finished, log in to your BroadLink account and confirm. You can now control the TV with voice commands.

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Read also: How to connect the smartphone to the TV

Alexa commands for TV control

Now that you've set up your Smart TV or installed a Smart HUB IR, it's time to find out which Alexa commands to use:

  • Alexa, turn on TV name;
  • Alexa turn off TV name;
  • Alexa put the channel number;
  • Alexa go to the next channel;
  • Alexa previous channel;
  • Alexa next channel;
  • Alexa turn up the volume on TV name;
  • Alexa turn down the volume on TV name;
  • Alexa mutes the sound on TV name;
  • Alexa turn on audio on TV name;
  • Alexa mutes TV name.

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Frequently asked questions and answers

Press the HOME button on the supplied remote control.
Scroll to the Apps section.
Find and choose the TV Control Settings with Amazon Alexa app.

To use Alexa, customers of the service can either sign up by long-pressing the Prime Video button or access the Alexa app from the menu bar on the LG TV's home screen.

Connect to Alexa In the applications , tap Settings .
Touch Assistants.
Tap Amazon Alexa and now tap Connect.
Go to amazon.
com/code on your computer or else mobile device and also enter the code that appears on the Portal screen.

Ask Alexa! To start, go to Settings> System and follow the instructions.
NOTE: If you do not see Amazon Alexa service in the system settings, your T.
V.
is not compatible with Alexa Voice.

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