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Alexa will get a DVR recording ability

Slowly however absolutely, Alexa’s changing into a extra competent catchall video assistant. Again in January, Amazon launched its Video Abilit...

 

Slowly however absolutely, Alexa’s changing into a extra competent catchall video assistant. Again in January, Amazon launched its Video Ability API designed to supply extra management over apps from cable and satellite tv for pc corporations. An replace this week brings the ever-important capability to make use of the good assistant to begin recoding.

The ability joins quite a lot of capabilities already out there from high suppliers, together with Dish, TiVo, and DIRECTV and Verizon — every of whom will probably be updating their Alexa ability set to mirror the brand new function. The entire thing works just about as you’d anticipate.

Say, “Alexa, document the A’s recreation,” and the related service will do exactly that. Or, you understand, any baseball crew, actually. 

Additionally new on this replace is the flexibility to leap straight into continuously used navigation choices, like DVR interfaces or video companies like Netflix orPrime, the instance that Amazon provides in its publish on the subject. As soon as in a selected program, customers can ask it Alexa to do issues like pause the present, and the assistant will comply.

The brand new abilities can be found now to builders and needs to be hitting among the aforementioned companies quickly.