When it launched, Amazon Fire Tv set Cube promised palms-absolutely free navigation from start off to complete, a very first for any streaming product. And while that unquestionably turned out to be the scenario if you stayed in the confines of Amazon’s very own written content library, navigating all around third-party applications like Netflix and Hulu nevertheless essential the remote.
But, starting currently, that all variations.
A new update, which is currently rolling out to Amazon Fire Tv set Cube devices, will make it possible for you to use voice commands like “Alexa, scroll up” or “Alexa, go right” in lieu of the remote to go all around the aforementioned third-party applications.
Even much better, when you find something you want to observe, you can use the command “Alexa, pick this” to start off any written content that’s highlighted on the display screen.
These commands will be supported on seventeen of the Amazon Fire Tv set platform’s most common applications starting currently which includes ABC, Boomerang, Cartoon Community, The CW, CW Seed, DramaFever, ESPN, FilmStruck, FOX Now, FXNow, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO Go, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, Crimson Bull Tv set and Tubi Tv set, with a lot more to be perhaps added afterwards.
Whilst this sounds like something that should’ve been functional appropriate out of the box, because of to the complexity of Alexa’s command framework it simply just wasn’t feasible – and, according to AFTVNews, nevertheless isn’t feasible throughout the board mainly because of the way some applications are laid out.
That stated, many thanks to some intelligent coding, Amazon has taken an additional action toward a wholly remote-absolutely free knowledge and fastened one of the Amazon Fire Tv set Cube’s massive disadvantages. Which is seventeen applications down, only a pair thousand a lot more to go.