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Works with Alexa

Ask Alexa to control your Denon

Use any Amazon Alexa device to control Denon wireless speakers, AV receivers, sound bars and amplifiers with HEOS® Built-in. Simply ask and you shall receive.

Use Alexa for effortless voice control

Go to the Alexa app and enable the HEOS® Home Entertainment skill to control playback in different rooms by talking to your Amazon device.

Simply say, ‘Alexa play Lionel Ritchie on Amazon Music in the lounge.’

Stream in every room

Alexa lets you play your music, podcasts to speakers throughout your home.

No interruptions

Take phone calls or play games using your device, and Denon will continue to play.

Enable the HEOS® skill

Fully integrate Denon into your smart home.

Amazon Music HD, Alexa and HEOS® Built-in. A perfect party!

From the Alexa app, choose ‘skills’ and HEOS® Home Entertainment to enable the skill. Once enabled, you can discover your HEOS®-Built-in device(s) in one of two ways:

– Go to smart Home in the Alexa app menu, and choose Devices and Add Device

– Or say, ‘Alexa, discover my devices.’​

Ask Alexa, Denon responds

Find Alexa built-in on Denon Home Speakers from Spring '21

HEOS® home entertainment skill voice commands for Alexa

Below are examples of what you can say to alexa to control your HEOS®-enabled device:


Play a song from a service

Alexa, play (song) from (service)
Ex: Alexa, play Don’t Stop Believing from Amazon Music

Play an artist from a service

Alexa, play (artist) from (service)
Ex: Alexa, play John Lennon from Amazon Music

Play a playlist from a service

Alexa, play (playlist) from (service)
Ex: Alexa, play 90’s Jams from TuneIn

Choose a room/HEOS® group
to stream in

Alexa, play (audio) from (service) in (room/group)
Ex: Alexa, play Queen from Amazon Music in the living room


Volume up

Alexa, volume up on (device name)

Volume down

Alexa, volume down on (device name)


Alexa, mute (device name)


Alexa, unmute (device name)

Set specific volume
* Volume works from 0-100

Alexa, set volume to (number) on (device name)

Common remote control commands


Alexa, play (device name)


Alexa, pause (device name)


Alexa, stop (device name)


Alexa, next on (device name)


Alexa, previous on (device name)

Additional commands for av receivers and sound bars

Power on

Alexa, turn on (device name)

Power off

Alexa, turn off (device name)

Switch to specific HDMI input (HDMI ranges 1-4
Command works with HEOS bar and HEOS AVR

Alexa, switch input to HDMI (number) on (device name)

Switch input to DVD player

Alexa, switch input to DVD on (device name)

Switch input to Blu-Ray player

Alexa, switch input to Blu-Ray on (device name)

What is the HEOS® home entertainment skill and what does it do?

The HEOS® Home Entertainment skill incorporates important Amazon Alexa features related to voice technology, which now works with many HEOS®-enabled devices.

HEOS® and Amazon Alexa customers can enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality home audio.

In addition to controlling your HEOS®-enabled devices with the HEOS® app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (Echo, Dot, etc.). Use the Home Entertainment skill to control all of your home entertainment with your voice.

For a comprehensive list of Alexa-friendly commands, click here.

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