The Sony 4K HDR Bravia TV models have Google Android built in and already have voice search of their own.
Users can ask Alexa to perform basic TV functions such as controlling the TV power, volume, play/pause/stop/fast forward controls, switch inputs and change channels.
“This is a great example of Sony’s commitment to delivering a wide range of innovative technologies to our customers.” said Mike Somerset, TV Marketing Manager, Sony UK. “Through our award winning Bravia range with the Android platform we are able to offer
compatibility to consumers who have an Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show and Echo Dot device in their home to use their devices to interact with the home entertainment experiences made possible by Sony Bravia.”
An Amazon Alexa-enabled device connected to one of Sony’s 4K HDR televisions with Android TV enables an easy path to joining the world voice-enables home automation and connected devices.
Selected models of Sony’s Android TVs will become compatible with Amazon Alexa via a firmware update available in November.
The functionality is currently only supported in the United Kingdom and the United States.