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8 Best Fire TV Cube Commands

Last Updated Jul 31, 2022
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If you are in the habit of not remembering where you place your TV remote, then an Alexa Fire TV Cube command can be handy. One of the benefits of building a smart home is using your voice to control things. If you can use your voice to control your TV using Alexa commands, you don’t have to worry about losing your remote. So what are some Alexa TV commands?

  1. Watching movies and searching for content commands
  2. Switch inputs and devices commands
  3. Pages and apps navigation commands
  4. Music commands
  5. Controlling playback commands
  6. TV controls commands
  7. News commands
  8. Weather commands

The Alexa Fire TV Cube has the wake word “Alexa.” Using your voice, you can turn the TV on or off, change the channel and even adjust volumes. In this article is a list of the 8 Best Alexa Fire TV Cube Commands.

Watching Movies and Searching For Content Commands

Here is a list of some commands for watching movies:

  • To watch a movie, say “Alexa, play Lion King” or “Alexa, show me The Nightingale.”
  • Search for Movie, “Alexa, find Excavation on Prime video.”
  • To watch TV, say “Alexa, watch Walking Dead” or “Alexa, watch Fox News” or “Alexa, go to Food Network.” 
  • To Search for TV by Artist, say, “Alexa, show me TV shows with Steve Harvey.”
  • To open a streaming service, say “Alexa, open Netflix.”
  • To search for content, say “Alexa, show me Adventure movies” or “Alexa, search for the Spotify app” or “Alexa, add this to my watchlist” or “Alexa, BBC on PlayStation Vue.”
  • To open a specific app, say “Alexa, open [Name of app].”
  • To open Roku, say “Alexa, open Roku.”

Having these commands could make the Fire TV Cube worth it, and there are many more reasons to have one.

Switch Inputs and Devices Commands

Here are some commands you can use to switch inputs and devices on your Amazon Alexa Fire TV Cube:

  • To switch inputs, say “Alexa, switch to HDMI 4.”
  • To go to a specific device, say “Alexa, switch to Apple TV” or “Alexa, switch to cable.”
  • To open apps, say “Alexa, open YouTube TV” or “Alexa, launch Disney+.”
  • To return home, say, “Alexa, return home.”

Now, let’s look at searching.

Pages And Apps Navigation Commands

Here are some commands for navigating pages and apps:

  • To open an app, say “Alexa, open Roku TV.”
  • To scroll down, say, “Alexa, scroll down.”
  • To select a row, say “Alexa, select row 5” or “Alexa, show more.”
  • To go to your library, say, “Alexa, go to my music library.”
  • To navigate search results, say “Alexa, scroll up/down/right/left” or “Alexa, select number 4” or “Alexa, play number 2” or “Alexa, go back.”

Now, let’s look at commanding music.

Music Commands

Here is a list of commands for music:

  • To play music, say “Alexa, play Man in the Mirror” or “Alexa, play Hello by Adele” or “Alexa, play country music” or “Alexa, play music by Michael Jackson.”   
  • To play Spotify music, say “Alexa, play Top 10 Playlist on Spotify.”
  • To play an audiobook, say “Alexa, play How to Make Friends and Influence People on Audible,” or “Alexa, play the book 48 Laws of Power.”
  • To resume the audiobook, say, “Alexa, resume my book.”

Now, let’s look at playback commands.

Controlling Playback Commands

To control playback commands, look at this list:

  • To play/pause or stop playback, say “Alexa, Play/Resume/Unpause” or “Alexa, Stop” or “Alexa, Pause.” 
  • To fast forward or rewind, say “Alexa, rewind 20 seconds” or “Alexa, go forward 20 seconds” or “Alexa, go back 40 seconds” or “Alexa, skip forward 30 minutes.”
  • To go back to the start, say, “Alexa, watch this from the beginning.”
  • To skip to the next episode, say, “Alexa, skip to the next episode.”

Now, let’s look at controlling the TV through commands.

TV Controls Commands

Here are some commands for controlling your TV with your Amazon Alexa Fire TV Cube:

  • To turn on the TV, say, “Alexa, turn on the TV.”
  • To turn off the TV, say, “Alexa, turn off the TV.”
  • To turn up the TV volume, say, “Alexa, turn up the volume.”
  • To turn down the TV volume, say, “Alexa, turn down the volume.”
  • To adjust TV volume, say, “Alexa, set the volume to 10.”
  • To mute TV, say, “Alexa, mute my TV.”
  • To unmute TV, say, “Alexa, unmute my TV.”

Now, let’s look at commands related to the news.

News Commands

Here are some news commands:

  • To check headlines; say “Alexa, what’s in the news
  • To watch a flash briefing, say “Alexa, play my flash briefing” or “Alexa, enable the CNN flash briefing.”

Now, let’s look at the weather.

Weather Commands

For inquiries about the weather, use these commands:

  • For weather check; say “Alexa, what’s the weather” or “Alexa, what’s the forecast” or “Alexa, what’s the weather in Florida” or “Alexa, what’s the weather like on 15/11/2021” or “Alexa, is it going to rain today” or “Alexa, what’s the weather like this weekend.”
  • To get traffic information, say “Alexa, what’s my route like today” or “Alexa, how long will it take me to get to Florida.”

Now you know the best Alexa Fire TV Cube commands for different occasions.


Note that the commands listed in this article will only work if you have “Alexa” as your wake word. If you changed your wake word, you must replace “Alexa” with the new wake word.

For these commands to work on your Alexa Fire TV Cube:

  • You need a compatible Alexa device like Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Amazon Echo.
  • Your Alexa Fire TV Cube device must be properly configured; this means you must link your Alexa Fire TV Cube to the Alexa app, and you can do this by registering them on the same amazon account.
  • If you own a new-generation smart TV, your TV is likely Alexa compatible.

If this is done already, enjoy the Best Alexa Fire TV Cube commands and worry less about misplacing your TV remote.