When it launched, Amazon Fire TV Cube promised hands-free navigation from begin to end, a primary for any streaming gadget. And whereas that definitely turned out to be the case for those who stayed inside the confines of Amazon’s personal content material library, navigating round third-party apps like Netflix and Hulu nonetheless required the distant.
However, beginning right this moment, that every one modifications.
A brand new replace, which is presently rolling out to Amazon Hearth TV Dice units, will can help you use voice instructions like “Alexa, scroll up” or “Alexa, transfer proper” in lieu of the distant to maneuver across the aforementioned third-party apps.
Even higher, if you discover one thing you wish to watch, you should use the command “Alexa, choose this” to start out any content material that’s highlighted on the display screen.
These instructions can be supported on 17 of the Amazon Hearth TV platform’s hottest apps beginning right this moment together with ABC, Boomerang, Cartoon Community, The CW, CW Seed, DramaFever, ESPN, FilmStruck, FOX Now, FXNow, Hallmark Films Now, HBO Go, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, Pink Bull TV and Tubi TV, with extra to be doubtlessly added later.
Whereas this seems like one thing that ought to’ve been useful proper out of the field, as a result of complexity of Alexa’s command construction it merely wasn’t attainable – and, in keeping with AFTVNews, nonetheless is not attainable throughout the board due to the way in which some apps are laid out.
That stated, because of some intelligent coding, Amazon has taken one other step towards a totally remote-free expertise and glued one of many Amazon Hearth TV Dice’s massive drawbacks. That is 17 apps down, solely a pair thousand extra to go.