Amazon Echo gains more functionality with latest update

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The Amazon Echo speaker just keeps getting better. The latest update adds even more functionality to the device.

With the latest update, users can ask their speaker for information regarding movie times and sports scores. You’ll be able to ask Alexa things like when a movie is playing, where it’s playing nearby, and even details about a particular movie itself. Alexa can also suggest movies to see based on a particular genre you like.

Additionally, in honor of Super Bowl 50, Alexa is gaining some new functionalities that allow you to ask questions associated with football. The virtual assistant can tell you updated scores of a particular game and will also predict the outcome of games before they start. Alexa will even tell you who will win Super Bowl if you just ask. This will continue to work in the future, and is not just for the remainder of the season.

The update should be hitting Amazon Echo units shortly, so be patient. If you would like to purchase the device, it’s available on Amazon for $179. For more details on the latest update, tap the source link below to learn more.

Source: Amazon


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Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.