Vizio Alexa Commands: 21 Easy Ones (For 2021)

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Updated: July 29, 2021

We created this guide to Vizio Alexa Commands to help others learn voice control faster and more comprehensively.

It’ll cover a few topics:

  1. Compatibility:  The Vizio TV models that work with voice assistants like Alexa?

  2. Set-Up:  How to set up voice control on your Vizio TV for various model years

  3. Voice Commands:  The full set of Vizio Alexa commands to control your TV

Let’s dive in.

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    The Basics

    Using Alexa With Vizio TVs

    Founded in Irvine, California in 2002, Vizio is a rising star in the smart TV market and the only American company among the major TV manufacturers.

    Let’s first dig into one of the most common questions about Vizio TVs:

    Can I Control My Vizio TV With Alexa?

    All 2017-2019 Vizio TVs are compatible with Alexa. 2020 models go one step further and have Alexa built-in

    This means that, for 2017-2019 Vizio TVs, you have to connect an Amazon Echo smart speaker (e.g., an Echo Dot, or Echo Show) to your TV in order to use Alexa voice commands.

    With 2020 TVs, you can use Alexa voice control right out-of-the-box, as an Echo speaker is built-in to your TV.

    Voice Commands

    Vizio Alexa Commands

    Without further ado, here is the full list of Alexa voice commands for Vizio TV, organized into seven categories based on what you’re controlling:

    1. Power
    2. Input
    3. Channel
    4. Volume
    5. Navigation
    6. Playback
    7. Settings


    • Alexa, turn on [TV]
    • Alexa, turn off [TV]

    Note:  In order to use these commands, “Power Mode” in your Vizio TV’s settings must be set to “Quick Start Mode”.


    • Alexa, switch input to HDMI 1 on [TV]
    • Alexa, switch input to SmartCast


    • Alexa, next channel on [TV]
    • Alexa, previous channel on [TV]


    • Alexa, set the volume to 15 on [TV]
    • Alexa, turn down the volume
    • Alexa, mute [TV]
    • Alexa, unmute [TV]


    • Alexa, show me [movie / show] on [TV]
    • Alexa, show me [actor] movies on [TV]
    • Alexa, show me [genre] movies on [TV]
    • Alexa, launch [app] on [TV]


    • Alexa, play on [TV]
    • Alexa, pause
    • Alexa, fast forward
    • Alexa, rewind


    • Alexa, turn on text-to-speech on [TV]
    • Alexa, turn on Zoom on [TV]
    • Alexa, set speech rate to [Fast] on [TV]


    And that should do it for this guide!  If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.

    For those with additional, non-Vizio smart TVs or streaming media players, check out a couple of our related commands guides below.

    Otherwise, enjoy using these Vizio TV Alexa commands, and we hope to see you back here soon!
    Warm Regards,
    The Commands Guru
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