You Can Now Use Amazon Alexa & Google Home to Control Roku Players

Ever wish you could control your Roku device with Amazon’s Alexa voice controls or Google Home? Thanks to Appestry you can now do just that.

You can use your voice to pause the TV, launch a Roku channel, and even use the directional buttons. This will work with Amazon’s Alexa voice service on devices such as the Amazon Echo. You can also use a Google’s Home to control your Roku.

Here are a few videos that show both in action:

Remember these are currently in beta, and the Alexa skill is still awaiting Amazon’s Alexa Skill Certification. So it may be a few days or more before that goes live to the public; however, today you can use the Google Home service to control your Roku.

This new voice command option will open the Roku player up to a host of Americans who are physically unable to use a remote or phone to control their Roku players.

Roku already has a voice search built into many of its models and available on the mobile app for all of its newer Roku players. With the Roku voice search you can find a wide range of movies and TV shows, and with this app you can control every function of the Roku.

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