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Facebook to have its own Alexa

The thriving success of Google Home and Alexa have prompted the social media giant Facebook to come up with its own smart speaker and if rumors are to be believed, it may see the daylight in the upcoming summer itself. Allegedly named Aloha and Fiona, are tipped to arrive with 15-inch displays and will have …

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Lionsgate and Amazon Channels to continue collaboration

Lionsgate and Amazon Channels have renewed their content distribution agreement which means the latter will continue to offer the former’s over-the-top video platforms which include Pantaya, Keven Hart’s Laugh Out Loud! Pop, Tribeca Shortlist, and Starz. Amazon channels which are a collection of third-party OTT video services, which Amazon Prime members can subscribe to with …

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Amazon Alexa transforms Radisson Studio room into Smart room

Hotel Park Inn by Radisson IP Extension has announced the launch of six voice-enabled studio rooms which have Amazon’s AI-powered Echo Dot devices installed. These rooms are touted to be “world’s first hotel rooms to have a complete automation of service requests and virtual control of TV & lighting fixtures.” The Alexa support will primarily …

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Roku working on its own voice assistant

The fall of 2018 is certainly going to be interesting for Roku as it will bring Roku Entertainment Assistant during that time. Currently, Google, Amazon, and Apple are offering streaming-video boxes that connect with their respective voice assistants. While Roku will exhibit the new assistant and reference speaker designs at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show, …

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Roku adds support for Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa

According to reports, Roku is planning to add support for voice assistants to its TV streaming boxes in 2018. Roku is likely considering support for Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. Currently, Roku is offering voice support on its devices, but the integration is restricted to app launches and basic search requests only. Adding support for …

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Sonos to support Spotify and Alexa voice commands

Sonos has promised to deliver support for Spotify with Alexa voice commands on Sonos speakers by December 21, 2017. The company claims to make Sonos One a lot more useful product before the end of the year with this integration. Currently, neither the new Sonos One (with built-in Alexa mics) or even a Sonos speaker …

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Amazon introduces video streaming assistant – Echo Show

The Echo Show which is a variant of Amazon’s Alexa which is a voice controlled personal assistant, has been unveiled. Unlike other devices that let users stream music and make phone calls through voice commands, the Echo Show provides a built in 7 inch touchscreen for video streaming and viewing photographs. By giving voice commands …

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Amazon Fire TV Sticks with Alexa Voice Remote to be launched in UK and Germany

Amazon is all set to launch its new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote in the UK and Germany starting April. Amazon stated that the new streaming device is up to 30% faster than the original Fire TV Stick, has redesigned interface and is the first UK and Germany version to ship with the …

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Amazon launches updated Fire TV Stick Priced $39.99

Competing with the recent Roku 4K launch, Amazon launches an updated Fire TV stick along with Alexa Voice Remote in the US keeping the price at $39.99. The new device is said to be 30% faster than the original version and is available on pre-order. Amazon claims Fire TV to be the number one streaming media …

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LinkedIn announces 30-second video-streaming service

LinkedIn, which has been recently acquired by Microsoft, takes a clue from Facebook and Periscope and is planning to roll out a video streaming service. The videos are being tested with a restricted audiences of LinkedIn ‘influencers’ for now. Jonathan (Jasper) Sherman-Presser, senior product manager at LinkedIn has announced in a blog that LinkedIn has …

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