The largest Echo Show is adding the feature with a software update.
The large Amazon Echo Show 15 can be mounted on a wall and act as a true digital bulletin board for your home.
And with a new update, the smart display is getting much more useful.
Alexa, Say Hello to Fire TV
Amazon announced in a blog post that a free software update is rolling out the Echo Show 15 to bring Fire TV support.
Whether you download the update or are setting up a new Echo Show 15, you can add streaming apps like Netflix or Hulu and then provide your login credentials to begin.
The experience on the display is identical to the one found on Fire TV sticks and televisions with built-in Fire TV.
To access the Fire TV option on the Echo Show 15, just say “Alexa, open Fire TV.” You can also ask for something more specific like “Alexa, open Disney+,” or “Alexa, play Jack Ryan.”
For a better experience using the Fire TV feature on the display, Amazon recommends using the optional third-generation Alexa Voice Remote.
With the hardware remote, you can tap the home button to quickly bring up the Fire TV interface. Buttons on the bottom of the remote allow you to customize quick access to live TV or other streaming apps.
If you don’t have a hardware remote, you can alternatively use a virtual remote. It will appear on-screen to navigate and control video apps that aren’t touch enabled. As a third option, you can also use the Amazon Fire TV app on your smartphone.
Another recent addition to the Echo Show 15 is spatial audio processing technology for a better experience. It’s designed to sound like a wide stereo system for a more immersive sound.
Find out more about the device in our Echo Show 15 review.
Making the Echo Show 15 Better With Fire TV
While it’s not made for everyone, the Echo Show 15 is easily the most versatile option in the Echo lineup thanks to its large touchscreen and features like widgets. Adding Fire TV support makes it an even more useful way to enjoy the smart display.