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How to control your TV with Amazon Alexa

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    Supported TV models

    If your TV is an applicable model, one of the following apps will be in the Apps list. You cannot install these apps yourself.

    • TV Control with Smart Speakers
    • TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa

    The Skills available differ depending on each application. For details, refer to What is an Alexa Skill and how does it work?.


    What is Alexa

    Alexa is Amazon's cloud-based voice service.


    What is an Alexa Skill and how does it work?

    You can use various functions called Skills, which include turning the TVs on or off and adjusting the volume. 
    To use Skills, open the Skills section in the Alexa app. The section can differ as follows:

    • For models with the TV Control with Smart Speakers app: Select Sony’s TV skill, and enable it.
    • For models with the TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app: Select Sony’s TV - Basic skill, and enable it.

    Alternatively, you can also enable it by specifying the Skill name using your voice.


    What do I need to control your TV with Amazon Alexa?

    • A TV model that supports the Alexa Skill. As described above, the apps will be automatically present if supported. 
    • An Amazon Alexa device.
    • A Mobile device such as your phone or tablet.
    • An Amazon account.
    • A Google Account (When using TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa app)
    • A home network with Wi-Fi capabilities (Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. This doesn't support connecting to ad-hoc or peer-to-peer Wi-Fi networks)

    What can I do with Amazon Alexa on the TV?

    Please search for Sony’s TV on the Amazon Alexa app*1 and refer to the details in Sony’s TV skill or Sony’s TV - Basic skill description.


    *1 The Amazon Alexa app is a mobile application provided by Amazon. Please access the app from your smartphones or tablets.

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