Amazon’s Echo speakers and Alexa are here for Canadians

Today Amazon brought Prime Music and their AI assistant Alexa to Canada at long last.

Canada has finally gotten Amazon’s renowned AI Alexa and Echo speakers built into their range of 3 Echo speakers. With their integration of Alexa Echo speakers have become powerful assistants capable of answering questions, remembering dates, reading you messages and more.

To celebrate coming to Canada Amazon have added a bunch of unique features for Canada including a Canadian accent to Alexa’s┬ávoice. Alexa also gains local knowledge and a massive list of voice-activated apps, called ‘Skills’. Amazon anticipate that Canadian developers will create 10,000 ‘skills’ to be used with Alexa by the end of the year including ones from Air Canada, CBC, the Weather Network, TD Bank, Bank of Montreal and any more.

Amazon Alexa’s senior vice president, Tom Taylor said: “Tens of millions of customers are already using Alexa, and today we’re excited to bring her to Canada with an experience designed from the ground up for our Canadian customers.”

As well as their speakers and voice assistant Amazon have launched their music service that comes included in Prime memberships in Canada. This means anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription can take advantage of millions of stream-able tracks. With Echo speakers you can simply tell Alexa to play your music and your streaming begins!

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