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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.
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.’
Alexa lets you play your music, podcasts to speakers throughout your home.
Take phone calls or play games using your device, and Denon will continue to play.
Fully integrate Denon into your smart home.
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.’
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
Alexa, volume up on (device name)
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)
Alexa, play (device name)
Alexa, pause (device name)
Alexa, stop (device name)
Alexa, next on (device name)
Alexa, previous on (device name)
Alexa, turn on (device name)
Alexa, turn off (device name)
Switch to specific HDMI input (HDMI ranges 1-4Command 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)
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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