The update means Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can open Fire TV apps and find your favourite shows, such as Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour.
Owners can also pause, play, rewind and fast forward whatever they’re watching.
The new features will rollout first to customers in the US.
“Alexa is built in the cloud and always getting smarter, and these new Fire TV features are the latest way that Alexa is making it simple for you to enjoy and control your living room entertainment,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV.
“Simply ask Alexa to play your favorite show, or keep an eye on your kids’ playroom during movie night, right from the comfort of your couch.
“This is just the beginning and we’ll continue to create new ways to simplify the way you interact with your TV—we can’t wait to see what customers think.”
Amazon says it’ll soon let you use your Fire TV to view live video feeds via Alexa from compatible smart home cameras by simply saying “Alexa, show my kitchen camera.”
The feature works with a range of devices from companies including Ring, Arlo, Nest, EZVIZ, Vivint Smart Home, Amcrest, Logitech, and August.