Roku is one of the streaming devices which is used by millions of people to watch their favorite movies and TV shows without any cable connection. You will also receive a Roku remote to easily navigate through the Settings. But with the latest update to Roku, you have the option to control your Roku device with voice commands. If you already have an Amazon Echo device with you. It will be easy for you to give voice commands with Alexa to get back to your entertainment on Roku just by giving voice commands.

Pre-Requisite

  • Free Roku account
  • Alexa-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, or third-party devices with Amazon Alexa in it.
  • Alexa mobile app downloaded on your iOS or Android device.
  • Your Roku OS should be on 9.1 or higher.
  • Fast TV Start on Roku should be enabled.

What can you do with Alexa

The following are the things you can do with Alexa:

Control Media Playback

Issue a command by saying “Alexa” followed by :

“Pause on kitchen Roku.”

“Launch prime video on den Roku.”

Search for Entertainment

Issue a command by saying “Alexa” followed by :

“Find documentaries on bedroom Roku.”

“Show comedies on kitchen Roku”

Control your Roku TV

Issue a command by saying “Alexa” followed by :

“Turn on the office Roku TV.”

“Raise the volume on the living room Roku.”

How to Set Up Alexa on Roku

To use Alexa on your Roku device first, you need to link your Roku account and Amazon account.

1. Open the Alexa Mobile app on your Android or iOS devices.

2. Tap on the Hamburger menu icon from the upper left corner.

3. Next, select the Skills & Games option.

Choose the skills & games

4. Search for Roku using the search bar and select the same from the search results.

Select Roku

5. Tap on the Enable to Use button.

Select Enable to Use - Alexa on Roku

6. Next, Sign in with your Roku account.

7. Choose the Roku device you wish to use Alexa on.

8. Next, select the Continue button.

Select Continue - Use Alexa on Roku

9. After that, select the “Link to the Alexa app” button.

10. Follow the on-screen prompts and select the “Continue to Alexa” option.

As your Roku device is linked with the Alexa app, you can give voice commands to control your TV without a remote.

FAQ

1. What should I do If Alexa can’t find Roku TV?

You need to restart your Amazon Echo device to fix the issue.

2. Can you give voice commands with Alexa for Netflix on Roku?

Yes, you can give voice commands for Netflix playback with Alexa.

3. What is the alternative way to control your Roku TV with voice commands?

You can use the Google Home app to control your Roku TV with Google Assistant.