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Using Alexa voice commands to control Layer3 TV

1.  Activate Alexa

To talk to your Alexa device, you'll need to first activate Alexa. If you are using an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you activate Alexa by saying your device's wake word (by default, "Alexa").  On other devices, you'll need to press and hold down the Talk button. See Amazon's documentation, Talk to Your Alexa Device, for specific instructions.

2. Ask Alexa to communicate with Layer3 TV 

Start your command by saying: Alexa, ask Layer3... or Alexa, tell Layer3...

Alexa can understand commands spoken in various ways, so there is no need for you to memorize phrases. For example, if you want to ask Alexa to show the DVR screen, Alexa will respond to any of the following commands:

  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to take me to DVR
  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to navigate to DVR
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 what is on DVR
  • Alexa, tell Layer3 DVR

Log in and Log out of your Layer3 TV profile

You can log into or out of your Layer3 TV profile by saying:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to log in <your profile name>
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to log off <your profile name>

Instead of "log in" or "log off," you can also say sign in, log into, sign into, or log out.

Go to different menus and screens on your TV

You can ask Alexa to go to a specific screen, such as the Home screen: Alexa, tell Layer3 to go to my Home screen

Instead of "go to," you can also say go, open, jump to, navigate to, show, access, take me to, or launch.

You can use Alexa to navigate to the following menus and screens in the Layer3 TV user interface:

  • Home: home, home page, home screen, main screen, main page
  • DVR: dvr, recordings
  • On Demand: on demand, video on demand, vod
  • Twitter: twitter, social

Search Layer3 TV 

To ask Alexa to find a movie, say:

  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to find the movie Mad Max
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to find film Guardians of the Galaxy

Or you can ask Alexa to find a TV show or series:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to find me show Supernatural
  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to find the TV series Supergirl

Change to a different channel or network

To ask Alexa to go to a different TV channel or network, say:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to go to channel 6
  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to switch to HGTV

Instead of "go to" or "switch to," you can also say tune to <channel number or name> or watch <channel number or name>.

Play a TV show or movie

To ask Alexa to start a TV show or movie, say:

  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to start the show Peppa Pig
  • Alexa, ask Layer to play The Magnificent Seven

Alexa also understands play show and start show.

Search for and play an On Demand TV show or movie

To ask Alexa to search for and play an On Demand show or movie, first ask Alexa to search for the title:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to search for LEGO Batman

Then choose from the search results on your screen.  For example, say:

  • Play LEGO Batman

If the movie you selected is available, you'll be directed to the Rent On Demand screen.

Search for and play an On Demand TV series episode

First ask Alexa to search for the TV series:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to search for Better Call Saul

Then choose from the search results on your screen. You can identify an episode by season and episode number, or by title:

  • Play Season 3, episode 8
  • Play Slip

If the episode you selected is available, you'll be directed to the Start On Demand screen.

Search for and show details for On Demand TV series seasons

First, ask Alexa to search for the TV series:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to search for Supernatural

Then ask Alexa to open a season from the search results:

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to open Season 2

If the season you selected is available to watch, you'll see information about each episode.

Turn on and turn off your TV

If you have a TCL, Vizio, or Samsung TV that supports CEC,  you can ask Alexa to turn the TV off and on. CEC must be enabled on your TV.  Check your TV documentation for further information.

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to turn tv on
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to turn off my TV

Alexa also understands:

  • turn on tv or turn on my tv
  • turn tv on or turn my tv on
  • tv on
  • turn off tv or turn off my tv
  • turn tv off or turn my tv off
  • tv off
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