Amazon Alexa

You can now use voice commands with Control Center via Alexa. Now, watching TV is truly as easy as saying "watch."

Pairing Control Center with Alexa

To pair Alexa with Control Center, you will first need to add the Caavo skill to your Alexa account.  Search for Caavo in the skills section of the Alexa app, and then add Caavo as a skill.  Once you've done that, follow these steps...

1. Press the CAAVO button
2. Go to Settings > Other Services > Alexa
3. Follow the on screen instructions

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Next, tell Alexa your PIN, in this case it's 7788: "Alexa, tell Caavo my PIN is 7788". You will hear a confirmation from Alexa when the pairing is successful (you may have to repeat the previous step a few times). Control Center should now be paired, and you can try things like "Alexa, tell Caavo to open Netflix".

You can also issue the pair command thru the Alexa app on your smartphone.  To do this, please go thru the following...

  1. Make sure you have the Amazon Alexa app installed on your smartphone and are logged in.
  2. Once there, press the circular blue icon at the bottom center of the app.  This will engage the MIC on the smartphone for you speak to Alexa. Speak the command "Alexa, tell Caavo my pin is ____".

Please note that the PIN will be different each time you need to re-pair Control Center to Alexa.

Voice Commands

After pairing Alexa to your Control Center, you can say things like:

  • Alexa Open Caavo, Play Stranger Things
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Play CBS
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Play Channel 202
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Power On/Off
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Find My Remote
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Watch Netflix
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Search for Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Pause
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Play

Example Phrases

  • Alexa Open Caavo, Play Star Wars
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Play CBS
  • Alexa Open Caavo, Search for Guardians of the Galaxy

Playing Shows

Command Type

Alexa, tell Control Center to...

Play a show Play/watch "The Baby Boss"
Launch an app Play/watch Netflix
Switch to a source device Play/watch Roku
Tune to a channel number Play/watch Channel 42
Tune to a channel name Play/watch HBO

 

Searching for Shows

Command Type Alexa, tell Control Center to...
Search for a show Search for Top Gun
Search for an app Search for Netflix
Search for a source device Search for Roku
Search for a channel number Search for 42
Search for a channel name Search for HBO
Search for a show on a device Search for Suits on Roku

 

Device Control

Command Alexa, tell Control Center to...
Play Play
Stop Stop
Start Start
Mute Mute
Unmute Unmute
Power/turn on/off Power/turn on/off
Power/turn on/off AVR Power/turn on/off AVR

 

Locate Your Remote

Command Alexa, tell Control Center to...
Find my remote Find my remote
Where is my remote? Where is my remote?

Check out our full list of supported Amazon Alexa Voice Commands.

NOTES:

1. At this time you can only connect a single Control Center to your Alexa Account by adding the Caavo skill and using the unique PIN provided in settings. All Alexa devices in that account will be able to control the paired Control Center. To control multiple Control Centers, you will need a different Alexa account paired to each Control Center.

2. Alexa "Watch" commands only work with the programs in the Watch lists and with exact name.

3. If you are having problems pairing with Alexa, please go here to troubleshoot the problem.

Note:  You can confirm what your Alexa device is hearing using the Alexa App on your smart phone.  Launch the app and select the hamburger patty (three lines) in top left, then select 'settings', then 'Alexa Account', then 'history'.  Your Alexa commands will show up on this screen in real-time so you can confirm that you are being heard correctly.

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