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Sony adds Amazon Alexa controls to Bravia TVs

Sony_Bravia_TV_Amazon_EchoSelected models of Sony Android TVs are now compatible with Amazon Alexa via a firmware update for the UK and US.

With the update, Amazon Alexa-enabled devices – Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Dot – can be used to control Sony 4K HDR BraviaTV models powered by the Android TV operating system.

Users can ask Alexa to perform commands like ‘turn on my Living Room TV’ or ‘change channel to BBC One HD on my living room TV’.

The integration supports basic TV functions like controlling the TV’s power, volume, and play, pause, and fast forward controls, as well as switching inputs and changing channels.

“This is a great example of Sony’s commitment to delivering a wide range of innovative technologies to our customers,” said Mike Somerset, TV marketing manager, Sony UK.

“Through our award winning Bravia range with the Android platform we are able to offer compatibility to consumers who have an Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Dot device in their home to use their devices to interact with the home entertainment experiences made possible by Sony Bravia.”