Article ID : 00205171 / Last Modified : 28/03/2019

Control your Android TV™ with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices

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What is Alexa
What is an Alexa Skill and how does it work?
What is required to control your TV with Amazon Alexa?
What can I do with Amazon Alexa on Android TV?
Setting up
Supported TV models


What is Alexa

Alexa is Amazon‘s cloud-based voice service.


What is an Alexa Skill and how does it work?

You can use various functions called skills, which include turning Android TVs on or off, and volume adjustment. 
To use skills, open the Skills section in the Alexa app, select Sony’s Android TV skill, and enable it. Alternatively, you can also enable it by specifying the skill name using your voice.


What is required to control your TV with Amazon Alexa?

  • Android TV models that support the Alexa skill (see supported models)
  • Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Google Home isn't supported
  • Mobile device such as your phone or tablet
  • Amazon account
  • Google account
  • Home network with Wi-Fi capabilities (Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. Doesn't support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks)

What can I do with Amazon Alexa on Android TV?

Please search for Sony’s Android TV on the Amazon Alexa app*1 and refer to the details in Sony’s Android skill description.


Setting up

  1. Use the procedure below to link an Amazon Alexa-enabled device with the TV.

    For Android™ 8.0
    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control. 
    2. Select Apps and select TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app. 
    3. Following the instruction on the screen.
    For Android 7.0
    1. Press the HOME button on the remote control. 
    2. Select TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app.
    3. Following the instruction on the screen.
  2. Enable Sony’s Android TV skill on the Amazon Alexa app.*1
  3. Check that the same Google account has been used to log in to the TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app and the Amazon Alexa app after enabling the Sony’s Android TV skill.
  4. Run device discovery on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.

Supported TV models

If your TV is an applicable model, the TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app will be in the Apps list. You cannot install this app yourself.


*1 The Amazon Alexa app is a mobile application provided by Amazon. Please access the app from your smartphones or tablets.


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