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Amazon prime video through Beam Alexa?

  • 9 March 2019
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Hello!

I’ve recently bought a Sonos Beam and two Play 1s and am absolutely loving it! (Shifted my loyalty from Bose but no regrets!).

Its working well and I’m playing around with the Alexa feature. I wanted to check if it’s possible to control Netflix/Amazon prime videos through Alexa? I’m able to grasp all the music commands but not sure why it is not recognising my TV related commands.

Any help please?

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The Sonos TV related Alexa commands are based around the HDMI-CEC control, it’s basically a few instructions to switch the TV on/off and adjust the volume.

If the Netflix/Amazon Apps are built into your TV you may find an Alexa Skill for your TV, if not, I would take a look to see if your TV is supported by the Logitech Harmony Hub, or similar device.

The Harmony Hub will switch on/off the TV, adjust volume, change TV channels, change inputs and launch Apps like Netflix/Prime/YouTube etc.

Another option would be to look at an Amazon Fire-stick which also has Alexa control for launching and playing Movies/Music from such Apps installed on the Fire-stick.