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Christmas greetings from Queen Elizabeth arrive on Alexa

Christmas greetings from Queen Elizabeth arrive on Alexa

2020 was undoubtedly a unique year of its kind. And it’s not finished yet, so it might surprise us again. And actually what we are about to tell you may be surprising. In a historical moment in which digital is relied upon in every area of ​​our daily life, even the Queen Elizabeth II he succumbed to technology.

This year, in fact, it will be possible to listen to Her Majesty’s Christmas message directly on your device Amazon Echo. At 3:00 pm all you have to do is sit comfortably on the sofa and say the words “Alexa, play the Queen’s Christmas message” to hear what the Queen has to say to her subjects. A privilege reserved for anyone who has an Amazon Echo set to an English language: American, Australian, Canadian, English or Indian.

Alexa, play Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message

After a busy year, millions of people from across the Commonwealth will be eagerly awaiting Her Majesty the Queen’s message on Christmas Day. By launching this world-first innovation, just as we did in 2012 with the release of the Queen’s Christmas speech on Kindle, we hope even more people will enjoy Her uplifting words. Majesty“. Like this Eric King, Director of Alexa Europe, commented on Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas initiative.

Indeed, Her Majesty is by no means oblivious to the use of technology. You may be waiting in the use of technology, but when you decide to embrace an innovation you make yourself felt loud and clear. Her first Christmas TV appearance came in 1967, a full four years after her coronation, an event that greatly increased the use of TV in the UK. Her first Tweet, however, arrived in 2014. Six years after the launch of the social platform but, despite this, the Queen managed to achieve incredible success.

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And now Christmas greetings come on Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. Again, at 15:00, just say the words “OK Google, play BBC Radio 4” to hear her Majesty. In short, we certainly cannot say that Queen Elizabeth does not know how to keep up with the times. And indeed, we warn you that we have an important appointment at 15:00.