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