Use Alexa commands on your Fire TV

You can use Alexa voice commands to find and play HBO Max shows and movies, as well as control video playback. For example, you can say commands like “Alexa, find dramas on HBO Max” or “Alexa, play The Undoing.”

What you need:

  • Amazon Fire TV device
  • Alexa-enabled device, Alexa Voice Remote, or a paired Echo device

You can use the following Alexa commands with HBO Max. If you're using an Alexa Voice Remote, press and hold the Voice button and then talk to Alexa.

To open HBO Max, use open or launch. For example, say:

  • Alexa, open HBO Max

Then, choose a profile and start streaming.

To search for a show or movie, use find. For example, say:

  • Alexa, find Westworld

Playback commands

To play a movie or the next episode in a series, use play or watch. For example, say:

  • Alexa, play The Undoing

To play a specific episode in a season, specify the season and episode. For example, say:

  • Alexa, play Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 2

To pause playback, use pause. For example, say:

  • Alexa, pause

To resume playback, use resume, play, watch, or unpause. For example, say:

  • Alexa, resume

To stop playback, use stop. For example, say:

  • Alexa, stop

To skip ahead 30 seconds, use fast forward. For example, say:

  • Alexa, fast forward

To skip back 30 seconds, use rewind. For example, say:

  • Alexa, rewind

Voice commands not working?

If you can't get Alexa voice commands to work with HBO Max, try the following:

  1. Make sure you have the latest system updates on your Amazon Fire TV. To do this, go to Settings > Device > About > Check for System Update.
  2. Make sure your Alexa device is linked to your Fire TV. To find out how, go to Use Your Alexa Device to Control Your Fire TV.

For more help, go to Alexa Help.