The Amazon Fire TV Cube has extended the company’s effort by combining entertainment and technology to support smart homes. It’s an additional television accessory that is doubled as a voice controlled smart home hub. However, you may be wondering if you can control your smart lights with the Fire TV Cube without having Alexa or Google Home.

With the Fire TV Cube you could not only voice control your favorite entertainment, but the new Fire TV can also control your home theater, smart lights, television, security, cable boxes and other appliances. The idea is to make the television simpler for people. 

The Fire TV Cube has the same controls as the Echo speaker on top and it’s advisable to place your Cube at least one foot away from your speakers. But, how do we connect the smart light to the Fire TV Cube and what smart light can you possibly use for an Alexa? Keep reading no more about the features of the Fire TV Cube.


How to Setup the Smart Light Using the Fire TV Cube

The Amazon Fire TV Cube can control Philips Hue and Wyze Labs smart home lights. These lights can be turned on or off and can even be dimmed with your voice commands. If the smart light supports these features, the Fire TV Cube can also change the light color. 

Here are steps to setup your smart LED light/bulbs to the Fire TV Cube:

  1. Download the “Smart life” app.
  2. Open the app and tap the blue + on the top right corner.
  3. You would see a menu pop at the side, scroll and tap on ‘Lighting’.
  4. On the screen you would see bulbs with different categories, tap on ‘Light source Wi-Fi’.
  5. Then, tap on 2.4 gigahertz. This is because most internet services do not support 5 gigahertz yet.
  6. Once you tap on the 2.4GHz, put in your Wi-Fi network and password. Click next.
  7. Reset the device to blink rapidly.
  8. Power the device
  9. Turn the switch on and off 3 times.
  10. Ensure the bulb is blinking rapidly
  11. The bulb should not be blinking slowly or it wouldn’t be able to pair to the device. 
  12. Once the light is blinking rapidly, click confirm on your mobile device.
  13. It would take 3 minutes for your smart light to pair.

Once the bulbs are finished pairing, you can rename them for easy access to controlling your bulb with Alexa. The section to rename would appear once the pairing is done and you would select which location a smart light is placed. 

The smart light can easily be controlled by the app, if you don’t feel like controlling it with voice. You can change the color of the light as well as the brightness. The smart life app can be a bit of a tactic, fortunately it can be connected to the amazon app, which makes it easier to control lights. 


How to Setup the Smart Life App to the Amazon App

Follow these steps to set up your Smart Life app on Amazon:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. On the upper right corner, search for the smart life skill.
  3. Once you have navigated the smart life skill, link the app to Alexa by tapping Link.
  4. Tap on Devices on the bottom right and click the + on the upper right to select a device.
  5. Scroll down and select the brand of your smart light. If you can’t see the light brand, scroll all the way down and select others.
  6. Click on ‘Discover Devices’. The app would take a few seconds to connect to the lights.
  7. Place your bulbs in the location you want.

If you’d like to learn more about the Fire TV Cube, check out this article. Now, let’s take a look at troubleshooting your smart lights paired with your Fire TV Cube.

Troubleshooting Assistance

Your bulb might not be able to pair with your Fire TV Cube. If you have trouble pairing the smart life app pairing with the bulb, go to your play store or app store for IOS, and make sure the app is updated. This can cause minor issues, like pairing. 

If your smart life account cannot link to the Alexa app, you may need to re-link the account through the smart life app by:

  1. Opening the smart life app.
  2. Tap on the profile icon on the bottom of your mobile screen.
  3. Click on ‘More Services’. Then select Alexa.
  4. Sign in with your Amazon account on the app and click Link.

Now, let’s look at some compatible smart lights for Alexa.

Smart Lights That Can Be Used With Alexa

Alexa is one of the best voice assistants for smart homes. The Fire TV Cube supports many smart lighting options that can work with voice commands:

The Amazon Fire TV Cube is an amazing device to keep your smart home secure and in control by just calling out “Alexa”. It’s a way to have more chorus done while enjoying some entertainment. 

Conclusion

Now you know everything there is to know about controlling your smart lights using your Amazon Fire TV Cube.