Ask Alexa what's playing on Syfy

The sci-fi network is the first entertainment channel to plug into Alexa.

Sponsored Links

David Lumb
April 30th, 2016
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Amazon has been nudging third parties to make products that use its voice-controlled software, Alexa, but it's also encouraging others to specially interact by making custom 'Alexa skills'. Today, the Syfy network announced that it is the first entertainment channel to get one of these skills.That could mean asking Alexa to give episode recaps, offer previews of the next episode in a series or list the channel's schedule. Injecting this skill into Alexa means users can ask Syfy questions of any Alexa-equipped device, from the Amazon Echo family to any upcoming third party device that runs the voice command software. It's another brick in the content wall as Amazon continues to build out Alexa into a more robust service.
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget