Just upgraded my tv to a smart tv was hoping to be able to use alexa to change channels etc via tivo v6 box but cant seem to see how seen a thread saying that the alexa app was available on v6 but i cant see it ...can control the tv via alexa but need to be able to control the v6 box to change channels etc..can anyone please guide me to how to do this
Find it shocking that Virginmedia hasn't yet developed a skill for this. It has been done independently but you need to understand a bit of programming to do this. Having looked at the software required it isn't difficult for a company like VM so can't understand why they haven't done by now. Lots of price increases but nothing to show for them.
It would really be a job for TiVo rather than VM, I don't know whether US TiVo's have Alexa integration yet? However, I believe VM are switching to the new Horizon platform to replace the TiVo software some time later this year, which already has voice control etc. so probably not really worth the while updating the current software anyway.
Yes, I have Alexa and a Harmony remote, but only use Alexa for turning stuff on and off, as I can yell at it while I'm wandering around and then everything has turned on and got itself sorted before I sit down, all the other commands its just far easier to use the remote. Though I guess could be useful if you're in one place in the room and the remote is elsewhere.
I think the main advantage would be if it could be used for search operations, rather than having to use the remote to type things in.