The Echo and other Alexa-powered home entertainment systems can be used to create an audio-based home theater set.
That includes a variety of things, from music to movies to live sports to video games.
But, for the time being, you’re going to need to use your phone.
That’s because Amazon has been adding a ton of new features to Alexa over the past few months.
You’ll see a lot of them in this article, but here’s what we’re most excited about.1.
Playback and Search Alexa can now display information like ratings and reviews for movies, TV shows, games, music, and more.2.
Playlists Alexa can play songs, play podcasts, play music on your TV, play games, and much more.3.
Alexa Support for HomeKit Alexa support is now available for the Echo.
It lets you set up devices and controllers that can play music, control TV, or more.4.
Smart Assistant Alexa now has a smart assistant for controlling TVs, speakers, and speakers that can listen for Alexa and respond with music.5.
Alexa Assistant on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Alexa now supports Alexa on your Amazon Fire HD Stick.
You can now set up Alexa to control devices and control TV and more on your Fire TV.6.
Smart TV Alexa can read your TV’s settings, adjust settings on your Echo, and listen for music on Alexa.7.
New Alexa Features and Add-ons Alexa now includes support for Amazon’s smart home products and Alexa skills, including a “smart assistant” and Alexa for Work.
You also get Alexa Voice Remote, Alexa for Android, and a new Alexa Skills Library that lets you add new Alexa skills to Alexa.8.
New HomeKit Assistant Add-on Alexa now lets you control the HomeKit smart home platform directly from Alexa.
It’s compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Nest, and Wink, and it lets you manage your smart home.9.
HomeKit Voice Remote Alexa now also has voice remote support on the Echo and the Echo Dot.10.
New Echo Skills Library Add-On Alexa now comes with voice remote control, which lets you turn your Echo into a remote control for other Alexa devices, like the Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Echo Show Pro.11.
New Fire TV Add-ON Alexa now adds new Alexa-enabled devices to the Fire TV app.
You now can control Alexa from the Fire app, and Alexa can also send voice commands to these devices.12.
New Wink Alexa Add- on Alexa now provides support for Wink, the Wink Hub, and other Wink-enabled home entertainment devices.
You get the Alexa voice assistant for Wink as well as the Wink app, which makes it easy to control Wink and Alexa.13.
New Amazon Alexa Skills and Alexa Add ons Alexa now integrates with Amazon Alexa and Wink and has support for the Wink Assistant, which can now be used for voice commands on the Wink.
Alexa Skills for Wink now also integrates with Wink Assistant and supports Alexa-specific functions.14.
New Siri Alexa Add Ons Alexa is now integrated with Siri.
Alexa can talk directly to Siri.
And it’s now easy to send and receive voice commands with Siri to your Echo or other Alexa device.15.
New Chromecast Alexa Add Add On Alexa is integrated with Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra.
Alexa now plays the music you want to listen to on Chromecast.
And you can use Siri to control Chromecast when Alexa is connected to your TV.16.
New Nest Alexa Add New Alexa now shows Nest thermostat settings in the Alexa app.
It also lets you access Nest Nest apps from the Alexa interface.17.
New Google Home Add New Google Assistant and Google Home apps now let you control Google Home devices, including Google Home Dot, Nest thermo and thermostats, Google Assistant-enabled thermostatic controllers, and Google Assistant speakers.18.
New Android TV Add New Android Assistant add-on that lets Android TV devices control Google TV.19.
New Roku Add New Roku add-ons to Roku TV to control Roku TV devices and apps.20.
New Smart Speaker Add New Smart speakers to the Alexa Smart Speaker app.21.
New Apple TV Add Add New Apple TVs to Alexa Smart TV and Siri.22.
New Samsung Smart TV Add Samsung Smart TVs to Echo Smart TV, Echo Dot, and the Smart TV app on the Samsung SmartTV Smart TV Smart Home and Smart Hub.23.
New Wifi Add New Wi-Fi devices and add-ONS for the Alexa-connected Echo Show.24.
New Microsoft Xbox Add New Xbox apps and addons for the Xbox app.25.
New Xbox Live Add New games and addONS for Xbox Live.26.
New Windows 10 Add New Windows apps and Addons for Windows 10.27.
New YouTube Add New YouTube addons.28.
New Hulu Add New Hulu apps and services.29.