you can now watch Netflix, If you have an Amazon Echo Show smart display
The integration was once first introduced again in September alongside the new Amazon Echo Show 10 (2020), which comes with an upgraded design that permits the smart display to turn to face you as you cross around the room.
Amazon still hasn’t published when the Echo Show 10 will go on sale, and there is no alternative to preorder the new smart display as of yet – however, Netflix integration has arrived on older Echo Show models, so you can begin bingeing your favored shows straight away.
According to AFTVNews, the streaming provider will work with the first and second-gen Echo Shows, the Echo Show 5, and the Echo Show 8. The only smart display that might not get Netflix to assist is the Echo Spot, which is unsurprising primarily based on it is tiny screen.
Alexa, open Netflix
To use the streaming provider on your Echo Show device, you can simply say “Alexa, open Netflix”.
It’s a little greater complicated if you are Echo Show is hooked up to manage your Fire TV; as long as your Fire TV is turned off, all instructions will be directed to the Echo Show. Otherwise, instructions will be biased in the direction of the Fire TV, so if you want to play content on your Echo Show you want to specify this in your command, for example, ‘open Netflix on Echo Show’.
AFTVNews says that you have to try saying “Alexa, open video home” instead, which will take you to an overview of all accessible video services, where you have to find Netflix listed.
Adding support for Netflix really makes the Echo Show range of smart displays an extra eye-catching prospect for potential buyers; limiting the devices to the Amazon Prime Video guide means that users have been missing out on a wealth of content.
There’s still no support for YouTube on the horizon, sadly. Right now, you can only get admission to the website online through Firefox or the Silk web browser on the Echo Show, which would not make for a seamless user experience.
With such a sizeable library of user-generated content, which includes tutorials on the whole lot from hairstyling to cooking, it is a shame that Amazon and Google cannot see previous differences to offer Echo Show users a better experience.
Back in 2017, Google pulled YouTube from the Echo Show range, citing terms of service violation as Amazon refused to permit greater features past watching videos on the platform.
Still, if Amazon can extend the hand of friendship to its largest streaming rival, Netflix, possibly there may be hope for an Echo Show / YouTube reunion in the future.