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Roll out of the Amazon Alexa Eurovision Song Contest Skill !


by Michael Barroco, EBU on 12 May 2017

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has launched a new skill for Amazon's Alexa Voice Service, which allows users to discover and listen to every Eurovision Song Contest winner on devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled speakers powered by Alexa.

The Eurovision Song Contest skill was jointly developed by the EBU's Technology & Innovation and Media departments and allows users in the UK, Germany, Austria and the US to easily discover who has won every Eurovision Song Contest since the event began in 1956.

ALEXA, ASK EUROVISION

Users can simply ask in English or German: "Alexa, ask Eurovision who won in" a particular year. Alexa will then ask users if they want to hear the winner and can play the winning entry. Users can also "Ask Eurovision, when did France (or other nations) last win", or "When is the Grand Final" as well as "Who has won the most" and "Which countries have never won", amongst other combinations.

Amazon Echo owners in the UK will also be able to listen to a live stream of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final through the skill via EBU Member BBC.

Echo owners in the UK, Germany, Austria and the US with an Amazon account can enable the skill at these links: UK, DE/AT, US.


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