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."

  • Play Something. Fire TV devices support Play Something using voice prompts, including “Alexa, play something on Netflix” to open the feature and play a TV show or movie.

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

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