EE TV integrates Alexa into set-top boxes17 August 2017
EE TV has become one of the first set-top boxes to offer Amazon Alexa voice control.
As of today, EE TV will support Alexa voice control through Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, meaning customers can just ask for information on what’s on, or to record shows.
The EE TV skill for Alexa is the first in a number of commands being reviewed for the EE TV platform. This includes reviewing Amazon’s Alexa Video Skill APIs for integration with the service.
Max Taylor, managing director of marketing, EE said: “We’re continually looking for ways to further enhance the accessibility and usability of EE TV – so we’re pleased to work with Amazon to launch the first Alexa skill on a set top box in the UK. The new skill will allow users to discover new content and help to enrich their TV experience, so they can make the most out of it.”
“Alexa integration with EE TV creates a truly hands-free TV experience,” said Fabrice Rousseau, general manager, Alexa Skills Kit EU. “Customers can now ask Alexa to find things to watch and record the shows they want—no remote required. This is much more natural, and an experience that will get even better in future.”
Customers can link EE TV to their Alexa account by enabling the EE TV skill via the Alexa app.