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How to Set Up Amazon Fire TV with Sonos

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Introduction

Many Sonos speakers now come with a built-in microphone, and can be used in combination with Amazon's Alexa service to provide a simple, voice-activated personal assistant to control your home and beyond. This means your Amazon Fire TV can also be controlled by your Sonos speakers using the built in Alexa microphone.
This guide will help you setup your Sonos speaker to communicate with Amazon Alexa so that you can use voice commands to control your Amazon Fire TV.
Before You Begin:
SonosSonos Setup
You will need to have the Sonos App installed and your Sonos speaker setup first.
Amazon AlexaAlexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Fire TV set up and the Alexa app setup.
Amazon fire tv and Sonos

1 Connect Fire TV to Sonos

In order to control your Fire TV using Alexa, and then Sonos, you'll need to link your Alexa account to your Fire TV. You'll then choose your Sonos speaker from the list of Alexa enabled devices.
  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Alexa
  2. Select the Menu.
    Alexa App showing the menu icon
  3. Select Music, Video, & Books.
    Selecting music video and books
  4. Select Fire TV.
    Selecting firetv
  5. Select Link Your Alexa Device.
    Selecting link your alexa device
  6. Follow the app prompts to choose your Fire TV.
  7. Then choose your Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker from the list of your Alexa devices.

2 Example Commands to Give to the Fire TV

There are many different commands you can use with Alexa, below are some examples of how to control your Fire TV.

If you’re already using Alexa to stream music on Sonos, then you may need to add “on Fire TV” to the commands below to make sure Alexa specifically controls your Fire TV. 

Go To Fire TV
Alexa, watch Fire TV
Play a Movie or TV Show
Alexa, watch The Grand Tour
Alexa, play Stranger Things on Netflix
Alexa, play comedy on Netflix
Search for Movies and TV Shows
Alexa, search for [movie / TV show] on [app]
Alexa, find [title / genre] on [app]
Alexa, show me [movies / TV shows] on [app]
Alexa, find [actor] movies on [app]
Control Playback
Alexa, play
Alexa, pause
Alexa, stop
Alexa, resume
Alexa, rewind [timeframe]
Alexa, fast-forward [timeframe]
Alexa, go back [timeframe]
Alexa, jump forward [timeframe]
Alexa, next / next episode
Alexa, watch from the beginning

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Many Sonos speakers now come with a built-in microphone, and can be used in combination with Amazon's Alexa service to provide a simple, voice-activated personal assistant to control your home and beyond. This means your Amazon Fire TV can also be controlled by your Sonos speakers using the built in Alexa microphone.
This guide will help you setup your Sonos speaker to communicate with Amazon Alexa so that you can use voice commands to control your Amazon Fire TV.
Before You Begin:
SonosSonos Setup
You will need to have the Sonos App installed and your Sonos speaker setup first.
Amazon AlexaAlexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Fire TV set up and the Alexa app setup.
Amazon fire tv and Sonos
In order to control your Fire TV using Alexa, and then Sonos, you'll need to link your Alexa account to your Fire TV. You'll then choose your Sonos speaker from the list of Alexa enabled devices.
  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Alexa
  2. Select the Menu.
    Alexa App showing the menu icon
  3. Select Music, Video, & Books.
    Selecting music video and books
  4. Select Fire TV.
    Selecting firetv
  5. Select Link Your Alexa Device.
    Selecting link your alexa device
  6. Follow the app prompts to choose your Fire TV.
  7. Then choose your Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker from the list of your Alexa devices.

There are many different commands you can use with Alexa, below are some examples of how to control your Fire TV.

If you’re already using Alexa to stream music on Sonos, then you may need to add “on Fire TV” to the commands below to make sure Alexa specifically controls your Fire TV. 

Go To Fire TV
Alexa, watch Fire TV
Play a Movie or TV Show
Alexa, watch The Grand Tour
Alexa, play Stranger Things on Netflix
Alexa, play comedy on Netflix
Search for Movies and TV Shows
Alexa, search for [movie / TV show] on [app]
Alexa, find [title / genre] on [app]
Alexa, show me [movies / TV shows] on [app]
Alexa, find [actor] movies on [app]
Control Playback
Alexa, play
Alexa, pause
Alexa, stop
Alexa, resume
Alexa, rewind [timeframe]
Alexa, fast-forward [timeframe]
Alexa, go back [timeframe]
Alexa, jump forward [timeframe]
Alexa, next / next episode
Alexa, watch from the beginning