Alexa helps you to launch different applications, play various TV shows or movies by using the title or name of the actor. Additionally, you can control video playback by using Alexa with Firestick. We’ve laid out all the important things you need to know about how Alexa works with a Firestick or with direct TV and whether the new Alexa voice remote works with the original Firestick or not. Additionally, this article will tell you the steps to take if Alexa is not working with Firestick.  Table of Contents:

Does Alexa Work With Firestick?

According to Pocket Lint, Alexa works with Firestick to control fire TV devices even when you don’t have a remote. It does this by using Echo devices and (Alexa voice assistant).  Here are two basic steps which you need to follow in order to make Alexa work with Firestick:

How Can You Pair Alexa With Your Fire TV?

You can pair your Echo with a Fire TV device depending upon the number of Fire TV devices registered to your account. In the case of one Fire TV that belongs to your account, Alexa completes the process of linking automatically on its own. You need to make a request that contains both the Fire TV and an Alexa device such as “Alexa, show me horror movies on Fire TV”. It helps to pair the device to your Fire TV. To learn more about pairing your Alexa with Firestick, check out these articles here and here.

How Can You Pair Alexa In Case Of More Than One Fire TVs Registered To Your Account?

In case of more than one Fire TV, you can pair by using the Alexa app. Here is how you can use the Alexa app for pairing:

How Can You Pair Alexa With Your Firestick?

According to WiredShopper, here is how you can pair Alexa with your Firestick:

Does Alexa Work On Firestick With DirecTV?

According to DirecTV, Alexa can work on Firestick with DirecTV. Here is how you can set up Alexa for DirecTV: On the Alexa website – Select Music, Video, and Books. Choose DirecTV. In the Alexa application – Go to the Menu icon. Select “Music, Video, and Books”. Choose DirecTV. 

Will the New Alexa Voice Remote Work With Original Firestick?

Here is a list of Firestick devices with which the new Alexa voice remote works well:

The Fire TV stick lite.The Fire TV stick belongs to the second generation and beyond.The Fire Stick 4K.

The new Alexa voice remote is not compatible with 1st generation Firestick. For further details, check out the article written by TechHive.

What To Do If Alexa Is Not Working With Firestick?

Here are some basic steps to fix the issue if Alexa is not working with Firestick: In order to know the details of each of the above-mentioned steps, check out the article by  ASavvyWeb.

My Firestick is Working with Alexa, Now What?

Now that your Firestick is properly paired with Alexa, you will be able to take advantage of everything that Firestick has to offer. If you want to learn more about the best types of apps that Firestick has, this article by will guide you through a list of the best apps available.


The article has covered all the information you need related to Alexa working with Firestick including the methods of pairing Alexa with other devices. We have looked at the Firesticks that are compatible with Alexa, and how to fix Alexa if it is not working properly with your Firestick.


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