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Is Amazon Alexa integration in the works at any stage?

Is there a plan to integrate fully with Amazon Alexa

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ACE - Master

Re: Is Amazon Alexa integration in the works at any stage?

Nothing has been announced, but DTVN generally doesn't say anything unless and until a feature is offered.

I doubt it's a high priority, there are too many issues just getting things to work without voice control.

 

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Re: Is Amazon Alexa integration in the works at any stage?

There is a lot of voice control in the beta Android TV app on the C71KW. So that’s a good sign. 

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ACE - Master

Re: Is Amazon Alexa integration in the works at any stage?

Maybe, but nobody knows if that box is destined for whatever DirecTV Satellite morphs into, or will be used with DirecTV Now.

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Re: Is Amazon Alexa integration in the works at any stage?

I've heard that speculation many times, but I personally don't buy it. Makes no sense to me that they would beta test the wrong app. I think what's more likely is that the current DirecTV satellite streaming, DirecTV NOW and AT&T Watch will become the "AT&T TV" service running some version of the beta box app, and those  old brands will just become different tiers of that unified service. After all, "AT&T TV" is what the app and all the services are called on the beta box today.

 

In any case, here are some examples of voice commands that work on the C71KW:

Switch channel to Audience Network
Open Guide
What's on Now?
What's on CBS?
Open DVR / Open My Recordings
Pause / Play / Resume
Title Search: "Jurassic Park"
Actor Search: "Jeff Goldblum"
Actor + Media Type Search: "Find Jeff Goldblum Movies"
Actor + Media Type + Genre Search: "Find Jeff Goldblum Romance Movies"

I've also tried saying a channel number and that works too.

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