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I'm not sure. I have a dumb TV with a FireTV attached, turning it into something more clever. I know you can get Alexa to send a youtube video for example to display on the TV via the FireTV. I assume it is a similar method directly to a smart TV. I think you need to make Alexa aware that you have a supported devi… see more I'm not sure. I have a dumb TV with a FireTV attached, turning it into something more clever. I know you can get Alexa to send a youtube video for example to display on the TV via the FireTV. I assume it is a similar method directly to a smart TV. I think you need to make Alexa aware that you have a supported device available, and make it visible in the list of controlled devices within the Alexa app. Have a read through these two articles, they will probably give you a bit of a hint on what you need to do. It might even need a specific *skill* to be able to control it. I haven't dabbled with writing my own skills yet.
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/03/how-to-use-google-home-or-amazon-echo-to-control-whats-on-your-tv/
https://www.finder.com.au/alexa-smart-home See less
I'm not sure. I have a dumb TV with a FireTV attached, turning it into something more clever. I know you can get Alexa to send a youtube video for example to display on the TV via the FireTV. I assume it is a similar method directly to a smart TV. I think you need to make Alexa aware that you have a supported device available, and make it visible in the list of controlled devices within the Alexa app. Have a read through these two articles, they will probably give you a bit of a hint on what you need to do. It might even need a specific *skill* to be able to control it. I haven't dabbled with writing my own skills yet.
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/03/how-to-use-google-home-or-amazon-echo-to-control-whats-on-your-tv/
https://www.finder.com.au/alexa-smart-home

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· 1 December 2018
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