Amazon announces Echo-centric partnerships with Spotify, Uber, Domino's
In an evident indication that the Amazon Echo wireless speaker and personal assistant is evolving, Amazon has recently made some noteworthy Echo-centric announcements, highlighting the purpose of the device.
The announcements made by Amazon chiefly pertained to the company’s new partnerships with Spotify, Uber, and Domino's.
On Thursday, Amazon revealed that it has teamed up with popular streaming service Spotify, to enable users to make verbal music requests on the service. In reference to Amazon’s partnership with Spotify, Toni Reid – Director of Amazon Alexa – said in a statement that music is one of the most liked features on Echo, and added: "Now playing your favorite music from Spotify is as easy as asking Alexa." ‘Alexa’ is Echo’s voice-activated artificial intelligence interface.
Another Echo-related announcement was made by Amazon on Friday. The company said that it had partnered with global ride-hailing startup Uber, to enable users to order a ride without using a handset.
Earlier, on Wednesday, Amazon had also announced that it will be working with Domino's, to allow the company to use the Alexa Skills Kit, so that customers can interact with the Domino’s services in a more natural and intuitive manner.
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