If you’re like most gamers, you probably use a variety of devices to play your favorite games.
Maybe you have a PS4 and an Xbox One – or maybe you’re a PC enthusiast who also enjoys playing the occasional game on your PlayStation 5.
No matter what type of gamer you are, there’s a good chance that you can connect.
Alexa to your gaming console and make your gameplay even more enjoyable.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to connect Alexa to PS5 and other gaming consoles, so keep reading for more information.
Can You Connect Your PS5 To Alexa: Is It Possible In 2023?
Yes, you can connect Alexa to PS5. However, the process is a bit complicated but not hard to do.
So, don’t lose heart because you can connect Alexa to PS5 and enjoy gaming. Here’s what you can do after connecting Alexa to PS5.
You can say, “Alexa, turn on my PS5” or “Alexa, launch Fortnite on my PS5”.
You can also use Alexa to control other aspects of your console, such as changing the volume or accessing your friend list.
Connecting your PS5 to Alexa is a great way to make your gaming experience more convenient and immersive. But make sure you know how to connect Alexa with Wi-Fi.
PS5 Is Not Alexa Compatible
First, I would like to break the bad news that PS5 is incompatible with Alexa.
Unlike the Xbox Series X, the Sony PlayStation can not take voice commands. But this does not mean that you cannot make things work.
Let’s look at the most simple tips and tricks on connecting Alexa to PS5 and other gaming consoles and take your gaming experience to another level.
How to Connect Alexa to PS5
There are some hacks to connect your PS5 to Alexa indirectly. For all of these hacks, you would need an HDMI CEC.
HDMI stands for the high-definition multimedia interface. A port or cable can transfer high-definition video and high-definition audio from one device to another.
HDMI CEC is a feature exclusive to TVs. With this, your TV can have some control over other devices and vice versa.
Whether your TV is compatible with Alexa or not, you would need an HDMI CEC to connect PS5 to Alexa.
So here are the steps on how you can activate HDMI on your television.
- Go to settings
- Select System
- Press HDMI and activate it
HDMI is turned off by default on your TV.
So, the first step for connecting Alexa to PS5 is to activate HDMI on your TV.
By doing this, every time you turn the TV on, your gaming console will be turned on automatically.
Alexa Compatible TV
If your television is already compatible with Alexa, then all you have to do is turn the HDMI on.
After this, whenever you would command Alexa to turn the TV on, your PS5 will also activate.
Smart Infrared Hub
This is a small and very cheap device. It converts your home gadgets into smart devices.
A smart infrared hub connects with all your home’s devices and eliminates the need for remote control.
So if you don’t have an Alexa-compatible TV, then buying this would ease your job.
How to connect Alexa to PS4?
To connect PS4 to Alexa, you need to invest in a Harmony Hub. It is a device that turns your smartphone into a remote control for all your devices.
For me, the Logitech Harmony Hub is the best one. It can combine 8 remotes and uncountable apps into your smartphone. It is available for only $149, which makes it quite budget-friendly.
Here are the steps following which you can connect your PS4 to Alexa.
- Go to devices, select Edit devices
- Click on +device and select the Entertainment device category
- Fill in the manufacturer name “Sony” and type “Playstation 4” in the model name
- Click on Add
- Now tap on “Yes” when asked to create an activity
- Go to settings
- Select Bluetooth settings
- Choose “Harmony keyboard” or the pairing button on the Hub.
Download Harmony’s skill on Alexa and enable it.
If you are not willing to invest in a Harmony Hub, you can use an HDMI CEC following the steps mentioned for PS5.
How to connect Alexa to Xbox One?
Following are the methods using which you can connect Xbox One to Alexa:
You can connect Alexa directly to your Xbox.
- Open Alexa app
- Choose Add Device
- Select Xbox and follow the on-screen instructions
- Log in to your Microsoft account
- Go to the Alexa app
- Click “More” and select “Skills and Games”
- Search for “Xbox” and enable it
- Alexa will search your Xbox device and then click “Continue”
Xbox Gaming Console
- Press the Xbox button on the game console
- Select “Settings” through “Profile” and “System”’
- Select “Devices and connections”
- Go to “Digital Assistants” and select “Enable Digital Assistants”
- Press the Xbox button on the game console remote
- Go to “Profile and Systems”
- Select “Settings”
- Go to “General”
- Select “Power mode and Start-up”
- Select “Instant On”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
PS5 is incompatible with Alexa. You would have to think out of the box to marry the two. Having an HDMI CEC is the first step. The next line of action depends upon the type of TV you have.
The only drawback is that the console will also be opened every time you turn the TV on.
Other than that, the hacks described above will give you a fair gaming experience.
Hi! I’m David — a writer, blogger, and proud owner of Smarterve. I’ve been using smart home gadgets and in the home industry for about a decade. I love to solve problems, give suggestions, and create ease for people to enjoy life. This blog is where I can share tips and provide solutions to everyone using smart gadgets.