46% of smart speaker owners ask for news and segment leader Amazon has begun offering US users enriched news briefings, according to a report in TECH CRUNCH. Plans for other countries are not mentioned.
Amazon says the new service combines news from Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Newsy and NPR. The Alexa store has more than 5,000 news apps, which in Alexa-speak are called ‘skills’.
‘…it sees Amazon Alexa, to some extent, taking the place of watching a nightly news telecast.’