Getting started on Zoom on Fire TV
Zoom for Home is now supported on the Fire TV Cube and Omni Fire TVs devices. Starting a meeting is as easy as saying “Alexa, join my meeting.” This functionality can be used by any Zoom user and does not require any additional licensing.
This article contains:
- How to set up Zoom for Fire TV
- How to use Zoom on Fire TV
- Supported devices:
- Fire TV Cube (2nd generation)
- Amazon Omni Fire TV series
Note: These devices must be configured with an Amazon/Alexa account created in the US (amazon.com)with US English as the Alexa language
- Compatible webcam
- Installed Alexa app that has been logged in to
- Zoom account (optional)
Note: Zoom is available on other Amazon devices, such as the Echo Show 8 (1st and 2nd generations) and Echo Show 10 (3rd generation). Learn how to set up Zoom on those Amazon devices.
How to set up Zoom for Fire TV
Setup process overview
- Download the Alexa app on a mobile device.
- Connect your calendar in the Alexa app. (recommended)
- Set up your Fire TV with your Alexa account.
- Login to Zoom on your Fire TV. (recommended)
How to download the Alexa app on a mobile device
Follow the instructions here to download and install the Alexa app on your mobile device. Once installed, sign in or create a new account.
How to connect your calendar in the Alexa app
In order to easily join meetings we recommend you connect your calendar in the Alexa app. This will allow you to ask Alexa to start your Zoom meetings by saying, “Alexa start my Zoom meeting.”
Find the calendar that you would like to use for Zoom meetings. To connect your calendar in the Alexa app, follow these steps:
- Open the Alexa app.
- Tap More and tap Settings.
- Tap Calendar & Email.
- Select your account provider, and then tap Connect Account.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to link your calendar. Repeat these steps for each calendar you want to link.
Note: When you link your calendar account, a copy of your calendar is stored in the cloud so you can access it using Alexa. Content from your calendar may be available to anyone using your Alexa devices.
By default, Alexa also enables any calendars that you are subscribed to in Google Calendar. Be sure to disable any calendars that you do not want to use to join meetings.
How to set up your Fire TV with your Alexa account
After you unbox your Fire TV and complete physical set up, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup of your device.
Be sure to also connect the external webcam device, as that is required for standard TV use. If using the Fire TV Cube, the webcam is connected to the Cube directly.
Note: A USB adapter may be needed.
How to install the Zoom app
- Open the Fire TV Appstore.
- Search for the Zoom app and select Install.
Alternatively, you can say "“Alexa, find Zoom.”
If you have a Zoom account, you should sign in to the Zoom for Home app for the best experience. In order to sign in, simply say “Alexa, open the Zoom app” and then follow the Zoom for Home setup instructions here.
How to use Zoom on Fire TV
Zoom on FireTVs works similar to a Zoom Room, in that you can start instant meetings, join meetings, share content from your desktop client to the screen, and view contacts.
You can join meetings on the Fire TV with three methods:
- By providing the meeting ID
- From your calendar linked with Alexa
- From the calendar associated with your Zoom account
Joining meetings without signing in
You can ask Alexa to join a meeting by saying “Alexa, join my Zoom meeting” and Alexa will ask you for the meeting ID and passcode. If Alexa cannot determine your meeting ID and passcode after one attempt, the Zoom for Home app will open and you can manually join your meeting from the controller.
Note: Alphanumeric meeting IDs are not supported.
Joining meetings from your linked calendar through Alexa
If your calendar is linked with Alexa, you can join upcoming Zoom meetings by saying “Alexa, join my meeting.” Alexa will parse the join details from your calendar and start the meeting.
Joining meetings from the calendar associated with your Zoom account
If you have signed in to the Zoom for Home app on your Fire TV, your upcoming meetings will be displayed on the screen when you open the Zoom app by saying “Alexa, open the Zoom app.” You can join an upcoming meeting by selecting the join button displayed on the screen.
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