"Amazon on Tuesday announced that it is adding new features to its voice-activated app, Alexa, as it works with its Fire TV set-top box, empowering the assistant to start videos and search for movies or television shows. You can even look up local restaurants if you need dinner after your binge-watching session ate up your lunch.Amazon’s Fire TV will now listen to more of your commands - The Washington Post
The company said that those features and others, such as being able to have Alexa read you your Kindle e-books through your Fire TV, would launch in the "coming weeks.""
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Amazon’s Fire TV will now listen to more of your commands - The Washington Post
Tangentially, see Google to Introduce Its Voice-Activated Home Device (NYT)