How to Use Alexa on Roku

Alexa on Roku

The article will help you learn how to use Alexa on Roku. Having a virtual assistant on the side is a handy way. It simplifies the whole task while providing entertainment for the home. Roku is one of the streaming players used by millions of people to watch TV at home without the cable connection. Lately, Roku players have got Alexa support and so controlling the device has been made easier. In addition to using voice search, you can use Amazon Alexa to control it. Alexa supports voice interaction, music playback, podcasts, audiobooks and more. You can just ask Alexa to play a movie or music or launch channels on Roku and search for anything on the web. To access all functions and more, you just need to connect Alexa to the device. Continue to the section below to learn more about Alexa and Roku.

How do I set up Roku and Alexa?

Does Alexa work with Roku? or does it work with Alexa? is the most frequently asked question by Roku TV users. Yes is the easiest answer and it is only possible after setting up Alexa skill. The guidelines below will help you set up Alexa on Roku.

Prerequisite

Alexa is compatible with OS 8.1 or higher. So check the version under Roku Settings> System> System Update.

A Roku account.

# 1. First, open the Alexa app on your iOS or Android device.

# 2. Tap the hamburger icon in the top left (three horizontal lines).

# 3. Scroll down and click on the Settings option.

Click on Settings

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Click on Settings

# 4. Choose TV and Video then select Roku on the next screen.

Select TV and video

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Select TV and video

# 5. Then click the Enable Skill option.

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Click Enable Skill

# 6. Then enter your Roku account information. Continue to press the Accept and continue button.

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Click Accept and continue

# 7. If Alexa is enabled, select the Roku device you want to control with Alexa. For example, choose Roku in Living Room.

Choose Roku TV

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Choose Roku TV

# 8. After that, click on Continue option.

# 9. Then choose the Alexa device you want to control with Roku and tap the Pair Devices button.

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Select Pair devices

# 10. Wait for the trial to complete. Finally, click on Continue to Alexa app to control the Roku device.

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Tap Continue to Alexa app

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Alexa Roku commands

  • Here’s a list of voice commands you can use to control Roku.
  • Media playback control commands include:
  • Alexa, go home on the office device.
  • Alexa, pause on a kitchen appliance.
  • Alexa, find documentaries on the living room device.
  • Alexa, show me comedies on the kitchen appliance.
  • If you have Roku TV, you can also use the following command.
  • Alexa, turn on the device in the living room.
  • Alexa, mute on office device.
  • Alexa, turn up the volume on the bedroom device.

Alexa, change to channel 5.1 on the device in the living room.

There are plenty of other commands available that make it easy to control Roku TV by voice. However, certain Alexa commands do not work on certain apps. For example, you cannot start Netflix with the Alexa command.

On the other hand, you should have enabled Roku TV Fast TV Start if you want to turn it on with voice commands. Make sure you also have an HDTV antenna connected to Roku TV to use commands and thereby change channels on the TV tuner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Alexa connect to Roku?

Yes. Alexa can be used to control your TV or streaming players. You can check out this article to know the procedure to connect Roku with Alexa.

Can Alexa control Roku TV?

Yes. All Roku TV users can use voice as a virtual assistant to operate it. Scroll up to know the different commands to control Roku with Alexa.

Related: Amazon Music on Roku

To conclude

That is it. So setting up and controlling Roku TV with voice is so easy. Roku supports various Amazon devices such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, etc. In addition, Alexa can be used to run Roku Express / Express +, Roku Streaming Stick / Streaming Stick +, Roku 2/3/4 control, Roku Premiere / Premiere +, Roku Ultra, etc.

We hope our alexa on roku guide helps you with setup and Installation process.

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