Just as Amazon Fire TV devices gain updates to work with Amazon Alexa, another lineup of Android-powered Sony TVs will gain full hands-free controls via voice commands with the Amazon Echo.
With voice control like this, you probably wont even need to dig under the couch cushions to find the remote when you can just ask Alexa to: fire up to the TV, change the input/channel, or even control DVR playback.
Sony TV: XBR-49X700D
A list of compatible Sony TV models from 2016 and 2017 can be found at the Source link below. Youll need an Amazon Echo, Amazon account, Google account, and a connected Wi-Fi network. Youll also have to set up the Android TV Skill in order to control your Sony TV via the Alexa app on your smartphone.
If you have one of the supported Sony TVs and have been on the fence about whether to get an Amazon Echo or Google Home, this news will likely sway your decision. Besides, at $50, the Echo Dot is a cheap way to buy into Amazon Alexa.