Bloomberg, CNBC launch new features for Amazon Echo
Both Bloomberg Media and CNBC launched new features for Amazon Echo on Wednesday.
Bloomberg Skill is now available on Amazon’s new Echo Show. Consumers can download the “Bloomberg Market Data and News” skill for their Echo Show via the Alexa App to access the latest business and market news, now enhanced with visuals and video content on the Echo Show screen.
The Bloomberg Skill for Alexa offers live Bloomberg TV, U.S. stock prices in chart, U.S. and world market indices with charts, Bloomberg market summary video and Bloomberg flash briefings.
Echo Show users can launch the skill by saying, “Alexa, Open Bloomberg,” and view market indices and watch live TV by saying, “Alexa, how are the global markets doing today?” or “Alexa, watch Bloomberg TV.”
CNBC also updated CNBC Skill and video flash briefing on the new Amazon Echo Show. CNBC worked alongside Amazon to develop one of the first skills for the launch of Echo Show.
The CNBC Skill provides users with displays and touch screen elements to complement all of the existing offerings on other Alexa devices including the top business and market news, U.S. market updates, and quotes for stocks, ETFs, futures and indexes.
And, Echo Show users can watch the popular digital video series Cramer Remix, featuring Jim Cramer from “Mad Money,” by saying, “Alexa, ask CNBC for the Cramer Remix” or “watch the Cramer Remix” when using the CNBC Skill.
Additionally, the CNBC video flash briefing offers Echo Show users video news updates throughout the business day and weekend look ahead features from CNBC anchors and reporters, as well as market commentary from CNBC’s on-air stocks editor Bob Pisani from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.