Netflix is now available on Amazon Echo Shows

Netflix has officially arrived on Amazon Echo Show smart displays. The integration was announced a few months ago and now all Echo Show models can stream Netflix directly. The service works on the 1st-gen Echo Show, 2nd-gen Echo Show, Echo Show 5, and Echo Show 8. The Echo Spot is the only Echo model with a screen that is not supported, which is no surprise considering its screen is so small.

To access Netflix, just say “Alexa, open Netflix.” If you have your Echo Show linked up to control your Fire TV and ask to open Netflix, Alexa will try to determine which device you are trying to launch Netflix on based on the current state of your Fire TV. You can always add “…on Echo Show” or “…on Fire TV” to explicitly target one device or the other. Another option is to say “Alexa, open video home” which will take you to the Echo Show’s hub for all available video services, where you should find Netflix listed. If you don’t want to use a voice command, you can also swipe in from the right side of the screen and then tap the “Video” icon in the sidebar.

Netflix is now the 7th streaming video service to become available directly on Echo Shows. It joins Prime Video, Hulu, NBC, Tubi, Food Network Kitchen, and Red Bull TV. You can also access YouTube and other web-based streaming services through Firefox or the Silk Browser on an Echo Show, but those are pretty poor user experiences.

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