Alexa Voice Commands Quick Reference

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, 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 any of the following:

Alexa, Ask Layer3... Alexa, ask Layer3 to... Alexa, tell Layer3 to...
Alexa, tell Layer3... Alexa, ask Layer3 for...

Alexa can understand commands spoken in various ways, so there is no need for you to memorize phrases.

  • Alexa, tell Layer3 to go to DVR
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 TV show DVR

Navigation Commands

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to go to my Home screen
Alexa, ask Layer3 ... > Go (To) My >    
To Go >   Home
Jump (To) >   Home Page
Navigate to >   Home Screen
To Show >   DVR
Access (The) (My) >   Recordings
Back (To) >   On Demand
Open (My) >   Video On Demand
Launch (My)(The) >    
To Take Me >    

 Search Commands

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to search for Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to find the series Game of Thrones
Alexa, ask Layer3 to > Search For >    
Search For The Movie >    
Search For The Series >    
Find Me >   Name of Movie
Find The Movie >   Name of Show
Find The Series >   Name of Channel
Look For >    
Look For The Movie >    
Look For The Series >    

Watch Commands

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to tune to ESPN
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to go to channel 227 
Alexa, ask Layer3 to > Tune to >   Name of Movie
Watch >   Name of Show
Switch to >   Name of Channel
Go to >   Channel (Number)

Turn On/Off TV

HDMI CEC on the TV and the Set-Top Box / Lite Box must be enabled for this feature to work.  See the user manual for your TV on how to enable this issue.

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to turn TV on
  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to turn off my TV
Alexa, ask Layer3 to > Turn on my TV
Turn on TV
Turn TV on
Turn off my TV
Turn off TV
Turn TV off

Profile Commands

  • Alexa, ask Layer3 to log in User Jeff 
Alexa, ask Layer3 to > Log into >   Profile Name
Log in >  
Log in User >  
Sign into >  
Sign in >  
Sign in user >  
Log Off >  
Log me out >  
Sign off >  
Sign me out >  
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