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You can now control apps like Hulu with Alexa on Amazon's Fire TV

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To watch the latest episode of "This is Us" on your Amazon Fire TV, all you have to do now is ask Alexa to play it.

Amazon on Thursday expanded the capabilities of its voice assistant to work with third-party apps on its TV box.

The initial list includes Bravo, CBS All Access, Hulu, NBC, Showtime and Sony PlayStation Vue.

Previously, you could use the Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show to search and control playback of Amazon Prime Video movies and TV shows on the Fire TV.

Now you'll be able to use your voice to search, control playback and change the channel within the supported third party apps.

You can say, for instance, "Alexa, watch 'The Handmaid's Tale'" or "Alexa, play 'Homeland.'"

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