Amazon Introduces Alexa Routines for Fire TV




, ,

Amazon announced today that it will bring Alexa routines to Fire TV devices. Alexa Routines is a feature that allows users to create Alexa command “bundles,” or personalized groups of commands that can be executed together with one voice command.

Starting today, Amazon customers can include Fire TV commands in their Alexa Routines. Amazon offers an example of how it works. You can create a Routine so that when someone in your house says “Alexa, I’m getting a snack,” Alexa will pause your Fire TV content and turn on your smart lights. Another Routine can be created so that when someone says “Alexa, I’m back,” Alexa can say “OK – now back to your show,” turn off your smart lights, and resume playing content.

According to a survey conducted by Morning Consult with Amazon, 75% of respondents in the. US say they pause their content at least once per night to grab a snack and 32% report falling asleep while watching TV or a movie more in 2020 than last year.

Check out the Featured Routines in the Alexa app for ideas. When you’re ready to get started, here’s how to set up your personalized routines:

  • Open the Alexa app
  • Select ‘More’ from the bottom navigation
  • Select Routines from the menu
  • Tap ‘Featured’ and tap on the name of a Featured Routine, then tap enable and your new Routine is ready to use.
  • You can also enable a Featured Routine by voice, using commands like “Alexa, enable the Start My Day Routine” or “Alexa, enable the Good Night Routine.”
  • Build your own routine by opening the Routines section and tapping the + button in the top right corner.

Visit the Alexa Routines page to learn more.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.