How to use voice controls with Netflix

Many voice-activated devices and virtual assistants can be used to control Netflix.

Voice-activated devices

Voice-activated devices have a button on the remote control for voice commands.

To use a voice command:

  1. Press the microphone button on the remote

  2. When the device is listening, say a supported voice command.

If you don't know if your device can be voice-activated, check with the manufacturer.

Virtual assistants

Virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby can also be used with Netflix.

To use voice controls:

  1. Say the assistant's "wake word" to activate it. Some devices have a button to activate the assistant without the wake word.

  2. When the assistant is listening, say a supported voice command such as, "Hi Bixby, launch Netflix," or "Hey Siri, open Netflix."

Not all voice-activated devices and virtual assistants support all Netflix voice commands.

Supported voice commands

Actions that can be done by voice command are:

  • Open Netflix. Say "Launch Netflix" or "Open Netflix."

  • Search or browse. We recommend adding "on Netflix" when searching, browsing, or playing a TV show or movie.

    To browse by category, director, or actor, follow these examples:

    • "Show me comedies on Netflix."

    • "Find movies by Steven Spielberg on Netflix."

    • "Show me movies with Tom Cruise on Netflix."

    To search for a specific title, season, or episode:

    • "Find Bird Box on Netflix."

    • "Show me Stranger Things on Netflix."

  • Play a TV show or movie. Tell your device the name of the TV show or movie you want to watch, for example, "Play The Irishman on Netflix."

  • Control playback. To pause the TV show or movie you're watching, say "Pause." You can also use other controls like "play," "fast forward," and "rewind."

If you're having trouble with voice commands, please check with your device manufacturer.

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