Streaming Streaming Devices 77 77 people found this article helpful How to Connect Alexa to Roku Browse Netflix, change volumes, or pause playback with Alexa commands. by Tricia Goss Writer Tricia Goss has been a writer and editor for 10+ years. She's written tips and tutorials for Microsoft Office applications and other sites. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tricia Goss Updated on January 16, 2020 reviewed by Ryan Perian Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years' experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. our review board Article reviewed on Mar 23, 2020 Ryan Perian The Ultimate Guide to Roku The Ultimate Guide to Roku Introduction Get Started With Roku What Is the Roku Channel? Set Up Your Roku Set Up the Roku Smart Soundbar Pair a Roku Remote Control Connect Your Roku to Wi-Fi Set Up A VPN For Roku Connect Alexa to Roku Connect Google Home to Roku Turn Off Your Roku Using Your Roku Best Ways to Use Your Roku TV Remote How to Watch Live TV on Roku Get Local Channels on Roku Add Channels to Roku Cast to Roku From Your Device Watch Free Movies on Roku Mirror Your iPhone to Roku How to Use Roku Parental Controls Get Netflix on Roku Roku Tips & Tricks Roku Hacks to Make Your Life Easier Great Roku Channels That You Should Add 10 Best Ways to Use the Roku Mobile App Add Spotify to a Roku Device Use Roku While Traveling or At School Install Kodi on Roku How to Jailbreak a Roku Express How to Jailbreak a Roku Device Troubleshooting Your Roku Is Your Roku Remote Not Working? Reset Your Roku Box or Streaming Stick How to Reset Your Roku Remote Find Your Roku IP Address Roku Error Code 014.30 Our Recommendations: Reviews & Devices The Best Roku Devices for Streaming TV Roku Streaming Stick Review Roku Express Review Roku Premiere Review Roku Smart Soundbar Review Tweet Share Email You can use an Alexa device like an Echo Dot to control a Roku streaming media player. This allows you to browse content, control playback, or change the volume without having to use the Roku remote. Simply issue a voice command to Alexa and the Roku will respond as told. First, you will need to download an app and a corresponding Alexa skill. Lifewire / Jie En Lee Compatible Devices Along with a Roku streaming device, you will need either an Android or iOS device and one of the following Alexa-enabled devices: Amazon Echo.Echo Plus.Echo Spot.Echo Show.Echo Dot.Amazon Tap.Alexa Hands-Free Fire HD 10 Tablet. Roku and Alexa can be used with a wide variety of televisions, including those from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, and Vizio, among others. 1:32 How to Connect Alexa to Roku How to Connect Alexa to Roku To control Roku with Alexa, you will need to download the Amazon Alexa app and the Roku Alexa skill. Download the Amazon Alexa app for Android or iOS. Open the Amazon Alexa app. Make sure your device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Roku device. Select the Menu icon, indicated by three horizontal lines in the upper left corner. Select Skills & Games. Select the search icon, indicated my a magnifying glass in the upper right corner. Type "Roku" and select Search. Select the Roku skill and then Enable To Use. You will be prompted to link your Roku account. Select the device(s) you wish to control, and then follow the prompts to return to the Alexa app. Alexa will search for Roku devices on your Wi-Fi network. When the Device Discovery process finishes, select the Roku device(s), then select Continue. Choose the Amazon Alexa device(s) you would like to use to control Roku, then select Link Devices. How to Use Voice Commands to Control Roku With Alexa Once you've connected both your Roku and Amazon Alexa devices, you can use voice commands to control your Roku. Andres Urena/Unsplash There are dozens of commands available to control Roku with Alexa. To help you get started, here are a few of the most useful ones: “Alexa, pause on living room Roku."“Alexa, launch Prime Video on living room Roku."“Alexa, find documentaries on bedroom Roku."“Alexa, show comedies on kitchen Roku.""Alexa, turn on living room Roku TV.""Alexa, turn up volume on living room Roku."“Alexa, switch to HDMI 2 on bedroom Roku." You will need to enable Fast TV Start on your Roku device for Alexa to be able to turn the television on and off. Make sure your Wi-Fi is always on, even when the Roku is in sleep mode; otherwise Alexa will not be able to send it commands.