There is no doubt that an Amazon Echo is one of the hottest things on the market today. Everyone wants to have one so they can use it for a variety of things. Today, we are going to show you how to use your Amazon Echo with Kodi so you can control your media center with your voice commands. This is a must-have feature on your Echo, especially if you like doing everything with your voice.
One of the best features that most Echo owners enjoy is the ability to control their media center with just your voice. You can say “turn on”dim the lights” in one word. This is a very cool feature that is available for just about any modern device that has a microphone built in.
To set up your Echo with Kodi, you simply have to download the software from their website and put it on your PC. Next, you will need to install the Amazon Echo through Google’s Chrome browser extension. Once this is complete, you will want to turn on your Echo and use your voice commands to activate your Plex Media Server. It will take a few minutes for your system to download and install, but once it is finished, you will be ready to start controlling your media center using your voice commands.
If you are wondering what you will say to the Echo to get it to control Kodi, you will need to follow the steps that are outlined in the Kodi home guide. However, here is a quick description of what you should say:
“OK, Alexa, tell me how to control my Kodi Media Center with an Amazon Echo.” You can use any words that you want to say, including the name of your program. This is important because Alexa doesn’t know how to process the program name. You may also want to try using your favorite Alexa skill.
“What is the name of the program I need to load?” Again, your skill can come into play here. You may want to try using the same skill as you used to launch your Plex Media Server.
“What is the name of the program I need to run?” If you are using the Plex, you can use the name of the program. For example, you could say “run my Plex Media Server.” or “open my Plex.”
Once you have done all of this, it’s easy to tell Alexa which Plex program you want to run. Just say “run my Plex Media Server.” and you will be able to control your media center without ever touching the remote.
“How do I control my Kodi Media Center with an Amazon Echo?” The process is pretty much the same as you would use to control your Plex Media Server.
“What is the name of the program I want to run?” This process is similar, but you may also want to try saying “run my Plex Media Server.”
“What is the name of the program I want to open?” Again, Alexa will ask you to name the program you want to run and this will take a bit of trial and error.
After saying all of these things, you will find that Alexa can be very useful if you want to control your Plex Media Server from anywhere you have internet access. Just keep in mind that it takes time for Alexa to recognize commands, so you may not be able to use this feature immediately, but you will be able to control your media center quickly when you are more familiar with Alexa.