The New York Times arrives on Amazon Alexa devices
To broaden the range of content that can be used through devices equipped with a voice assistant Amazon Alexa the well-known newspaper takes care of it The New York Times. Yesterday, in fact, for the first time it was possible to hear a brief summary of the salient news, read by Michael Barbaro from “The Daily“, Directly from your smart speaker.
The New York Times news with Alexa
After activating the skill, called “The New York Times Briefing“, You can hear the most important stories of the day with the command“ Alexa, what’s in the news? ”. Listeners can also decide to test their current knowledge with a interactive quiz, available every Friday. Depending on the answer, right or wrong, you will receive additional information on the subject in question.
The @nytimes today announced a variety of new ways it will use voice platforms to bring Times journalism to the world. https://t.co/69zbKwlTdJ pic.twitter.com/dEBd7cH8PH
– NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) January 11, 2019
Finally, with the Sunday edition of the newspaper, specific commands will be available to use with Alexa to get more information on the stories covered in the newspaper.
This project seems for now exclusively in English, and will likely remain limited to the English-speaking version of Alexa. However, if you understand the language well enough, you are already using your Alexa device in English and you are interested in this new content, you can find more information about the initiative at this link.