BBC launches full voice service for Echo devices

12 December, 2017, 18:36 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • BBC launches full voice service for Echo devices

The AWS system works as a cloud program that functions alongside various Amazon devices, from the Echo to the Echo Dots.

The new BBC voice service adds to BBC content already available via smart speakers, including the primary news briefing on Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. If you don't have Amazon Music, you can use Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio - this covers both subscription and free options, giving everyone a way to utilize the feature. In addition, it pushes the cute and circular Amazon Echo Spot, which will be launched on December 19, as the alarm clock of the future.

Unfortunately, if you ask "wake me up at 8am with Kylie and Jason" it'll only play their music.

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The company will also launch Amazon Music Unlimited in Belgium and the Netherlands, according to De Tijd.

Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon's full-catalogue streaming service, announced its expansion into 28 additional countries, offering a catalogue of more than 40 million songs and thousands of playlists and personalised stations, hand-curated by Amazon Music experts, to millions of more listeners around the globe. For example, a user can say "Alexa, set an alarm for 7:00 a.m. and play "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran".

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The feature doesn't seem to have rolled out to all regions as it didn't seem to work on an Echo device that we tested it on in India.

If you're an Amazon Music subscriber, you get a few extra features on top of this.

Not every Amazon Echo in every room of the house will need the music alarm clock feature, but it will be a useful for people who need it.

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