Sony Android TVs Can Now Be Controlled with Amazon Echo

Owners of Sony’s 2017 line of Android UHD TVs can now use Amazon Echo to control their TV.

Amazon Echo enables users to perform all kinds of tasks by using voice commands, via its Alexa companion.

Following a recent firmware update, consumers can now use voice control to turn their TV on and off, as well as play or pause content, change channels and adjust volume.

A Sony spokesperson said:

“Voice control is a natural way to interact with technology in one’s home, and now with Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot owners of 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can just ask ‘Alexa, turn on my living room TV’ or ‘Alexa, set the volume to 60 on my Kitchen TV’”.

Amazon Echo currently supports compatible devices from Sony, Logitech Harmony and BroadLink. Support for Denon, Crestron, LG and Pulse-Eight will be added later.