Tech Tips: How to create Alexa home theatre with Amazon Fire TV, Echo devices
Amazon has launched a new update on to its Echo smart speakers and Fire TV devices that allows users to create a home theatre system for their Fire TV devices by using their Echo Devices as speakers and moonlighting the TV’s speakers.
- Amazon has released a new update for its Fire TV and Echo smart speakers.
- New update allows users to create a home theatre system using Amazon devices.
- Users can connect upto two Echo devices to create a home theatre system.
Amazon has released a new update for its Amazon Fire TV devices and its range of Echo smart speakers that enables users to create a home theatre system using their Alexa enabled devices. The new firmware update essentially allows users to pair up to two Echo smart speakers with their Fire TV devices wirelessly in a bid to play audio using the connected smart speakers by moonlighting the smart TV’s native speaker system.
Once you have updated your Alexa-enabled devices, all you need to do its open the Alexa app on your smartphone and connect your FireTV device with your Echo smart speakers. But before you start you will need to ascertain if your Alexa-enabled device is compatible to be used in the home theatre configuration.
Here is a list of devices eligible for the update:
— Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
— Amazon Fire TV (3rd Generation)
— Fire TV Cube (2nd Generation)
— Echo Dot (3rd Generation)
— Echo (2nd Generation)
— Echo (3rd Generation)
— Echo Plus (1st Generation)
— Echo Plus (2nd Generation)
— Echo Dot with clock
— Echo Studio
— Echo Sub (it can pair with any Echo device)
Also, Amazon has listed four specific speaker configurations under which Fire TV devices will support home theatre system. Here are the details:
— 1.0 (one Echo device working as an external speaker)
— 1.1 (one Echo device working as an external speaker with Echo Sub
— 2.0 (two Echo devices working as external speakers, one as left audio and one as right audio)