How to Cast from Alexa Devices to TVs

Connecting your Alexa device to your TV can enhance your entertainment experience. With Alexa, you can control your TV hands-free, access a wide range of content, and simplify searching. This guide will walk you through the main methods for casting from Alexa devices to TVs.

Methods for Casting from Alexa Devices to TVs

There are a few main ways to cast from an Alexa device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot to a TV:

Using Alexa Cast

Alexa Cast allows you to stream content like music or podcasts from the Amazon Music app on your mobile device to a compatible Alexa speaker. To use Alexa Cast:

  1. Open the Amazon Music app on your phone and start playing a song
  2. Tap the “Cast” icon in the bottom right corner
  3. Select the Alexa speaker you want to cast to from the list
  4. The music will start playing from that speaker

Pros: Simple to set up, works across Amazon Music and Amazon Prime Music

Cons: Currently only supports streaming music/audio

Connect Alexa Device to a Fire TV

If you have a Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Cube, or Fire TV Edition smart TV, you can connect your Alexa device directly. This allows you to do things like:

  • Turn your TV on/off with voice commands
  • Launch apps like Netflix with your voice
  • Play, pause, or search for content on the TV

To connect Alexa to Fire TV:

  1. Open the Alexa app and go to “Devices”
  2. Select the “+” icon and choose “Add Device”
  3. Select “TV” and choose your Fire TV model
  4. Follow the on-screen pairing instructions

Pros: Full voice control, easy setup, works with Fire TV models

Cons: Only works with Fire TV products

Cast from Mobile Device with Fire TV App

The Fire TV app allows you to cast videos, music, and photos from your iOS or Android device to a Fire TV.

To use this method:

  1. Connect your mobile device and Fire TV to the same Wi-Fi
  2. Open the Fire TV app on your phone
  3. Tap the Cast icon and select your Fire TV
  4. Choose the content to cast from your phone

Pros: Works with iOS and Android, casts a variety of media types

Cons: Only works with Fire TV products

Tips for Casting from Alexa Devices to TVs

Here are some tips when casting from Alexa devices to TVs:

  • Make sure all devices are on the same Wi-Fi network
  • Close unused apps on your phone to optimize performance
  • Position Alexa devices within 15-20 feet from your TV/speakers
  • Check TV and Alexa device software is up-to-date
  • Use a strong internet connection, ideally Ethernet for Fire TV

If you run into issues, restarting devices and re-linking accounts can help resolve connectivity problems.

Casting Your Phone’s Screen to a TV

In addition to streaming content from apps, you can cast your entire iOS or Android screen directly to a compatible TV. Options include:

Android Screen Casting

  • Cast to Chromecast devices with Google Cast
  • Use third-party apps like AirScreen to cast your Android screen

iOS Screen Mirroring

  • Cast to TVs with AirPlay support using the Control Center
  • Use Lightning to HDMI adapters to mirror to any TV

Screen casting allows you to display any content from your phone to your TV. This includes apps that don’t directly support casting to TVs.

Voice Commands for Controlling TVs with Alexa

Here are some of the most useful voice commands for controlling compatible TVs with Alexa:

  • Alexa, turn on/off [TV name]
  • Alexa, turn up/down volume on [TV name]
  • Alexa, mute/unmute [TV name]
  • Alexa, go to home on [TV name]
  • Alexa, switch to HDMI 1/2/3 on [TV name]
  • Alexa, open Netflix on [TV name]

You can also play, pause, resume, fast forward, or rewind content. Voice control makes accessing entertainment fast and hands-free.


Connecting your Alexa device to your TV opens up hands-free control, voice search, and access to streaming content. Methods like Alexa Cast, linking Alexa to Fire TV, or screen mirroring make it simple to get set up. With everything connected, voice commands let you easily control your TV no matter where you are in the room.