Skip to main content
AT&T Community Forums
Announcements
Learn how to Get the iPhone 12 Now!
ATTHelpForums

Community Support

 • 

2.5K Messages

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 8:08 PM

How do I use the Alexa voice remote with DIRECTV?

 

Alexa_DTC.pngHome automation is slowly becoming the norm. Knowing that, we have decided to dive in and give our members a more effortless experience when using the DIRECTV satellite product. Did you lose your remote, or did the batteries run out? No problem. You can use your Amazon Alexa enabled device such as the Echo, Dot, or Tap to do things liked:

  • Change a channel
  • Record a show
  • Find your favorite content
  • Rewind, Forward, Pause content

If you have a compatible Amazon device and DIRECTV satellite service with an Internet-connected Genie device, you are moments from setting up this amazing feature!

 

Want to take advantage of this cool feature! Order an Alexa Device and DIRECTV today!

 

Access your Alexa account

Sign in to the Alexa portal or download the Alexa app. 

You can get the app on Android (version 4.4 or higher), iOS (version 8.0 and higher), and Fire OS (version 2.0 or higher). Find it in Google Play, the Apple app store, or the Amazon app store.

 

 

Set up the Alexa skill for DIRECTV

  1. Make sure your Alexa device and DIRECTV device are connected to the Internet by pressing the right arrow twice on your DIRECTV remote. If the DIRECTV interactive TV app list appears, you’re connected.
  2. Go to the Alexa app or the Alexa website.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • In the Alexa app, tap the Menu icon, then Music, Video, & Books, and then DIRECTV.
    • On the Alexa site, choose Music, Video, & Books, then DIRECTV.
    • In either the Alexa app or on the Alexa site, select Skills, then Search, and then enter DIRECTV to find the skill.
  4. Choose Enable Skill and follow the prompts. If you have multiple accounts, select DIRECTV.
  5. Select Finish Setup and let Alexa find your nearby DIRECTV device(s). This can take up to 20 seconds.
  6. Pick the DIRECTV device you want to set up. Find out which DIRECTV device you have.
  7. Choose 1 or more Alexa devices to use with the selected DIRECTV device.
  8. Select Set up a DIRECTV Device to connect another DIRECTV device to a different Alexa device. Or, use the back button to return to your DIRECTV settings.


Heads up: You can use more than 1 Alexa device to control a single TV (i.e., a single DIRECTV device). But you can’t use 1 Alexa device to control multiple TVs (i.e., a multiple DIRECTV devices). For additional detail read our support article, Set up the DIRECTV Alexa skill.

 

Need help?

Learn more on How to use Alexa with DIRECTV and steps you can take to Troubleshoot the DIRECTV Alexa skill.

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

AT&T Help

Need help with an account specific question?  Post a new question here on the forums by clicking the "Ask a Question" button.
For additional support, please visit us at our AT&T services hub.

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

1 Attachment

Responses

ATTTimCS

Employee

 • 

234 Messages

a year ago

Hi @Munkyp00p,

 

While this is a great app, and I use it myself at home, it isn't able to do every aspect of the device as of yet.  Here is a list of things it can do though:


"Alexa, tune to HGTV"
"Alexa, find action movies with Matt Damon"
"Alexa, show me comedy movies"
"Alexa, pause DIRECTV"
"Alexa, resume DIRECTV"
"Alexa, fast-forward on DIRECTV"
"Alexa, rewind on DIRECTV"
"Alexa, fast-forward thirty seconds on DIRECTV"
“Alexa, record this”
“Alexa, record TNT”

 

The ones I use most are Pause, Play, Tune to "channel" like ESPN, and fast-forward.  To skip commercials I'll say fast-forward 30 seconds or 1 minute, etc.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Thanks

Tim, AT&T Community Strategy

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

Tutor

 • 

4 Messages

10 months ago

App needs update 12/11/2019. Every time DTV updates software, the Alexa app stops working.

Tutor

 • 

4 Messages

10 months ago

App needs update 12/11/2019. Every time DTV updates software on Genie, this app stops working.

shaeffer

Teacher

 • 

31 Messages

10 months ago

Does alexa only respond to certain channels that are requested?   With mine(using firecube) Alexa will change the channel easily for some, but no others at all no matter if I say channel name or number.

Get started...

Ask a new question