Sony Electronics announced today that with recent firmware updates, Amazon Echo devices can now control 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV. With this update users can ask Alexa to perform basic TV functions such as controlling the TV power, volume, play/pause/stop/fast forward controls, switch inputs and change channels. Voice control is a natural way to interact with technology in one’s home, and now with Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot owners of 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can just ask “Alexa, turn on my Living Room TV” or “Alexa, set the volume to 60 on my Kitchen TV” or “Alexa, change channel to CNN on my Bedroom TV.”
“This is a great example of Sony’s commitment to delivering new, innovative technologies and offering customers a choice of how they want to interact with their TVs,” said Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics. “Amazon Alexa compatibility works today with Sony 4K HDR televisions and Amazon Alexa devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Show and Echo Dot that consumers may already have at home.”
An Amazon Echo device connected to one of Sony’s 2017 4K HDR televisions with Android TV enables an easy path to joining the world of voice-enabled home automation and connected devices. Future updates are planned to increase functionality and interactivity.
This functionality is currently only supported in the United States, dates and service conditions for other countries have not been announced. Sony bears no responsibility in the event that services offered by third parties are changed, disrupted, suspended or terminated. All of Sony’s 2017 Android TVs are compatible with Amazon Echo, Echo Show and Echo Dot via a firmware update available in July 2017. Additional 2016 4K HDR televisions with Android TV models are supported as well. For a complete list of supported models see here. For more information on Sony 4K HDR televisions see here. For more information and the latest news on all Sony products, please visit www.sony.com/news.