Close to half a million using Movistar+ Aura digital assistant

Telefónica’s Aura voice-enabled digital assistant is now being used by over 470,000 users to navigate and search for content on the Movistar+ pay TV service. Aura is available via the Movistar+ mobile app. The service was launched for Android devices on April 19 and for iOS on May 10. Aura for Movistar+ enables subscribers to […]

BBC to increase voice experimentation in coming months

The BBC has announced plans to increase its creative experimentation around voice services and interaction on platforms like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant in the coming months. In an interview posted on the BBC’s Technology and Creativity blog, the BBC’s executive editor of voice, Mukul Devichand, said that voice devices are “clearly a way that people […]

UKTV launches voice-enabled search on Amazon Fire TV

UKTV has claimed it is the first UK broadcaster to make its on-demand programming available to find through voice-enabled universal search on Amazon Fire TV. Viewers can now find UKTV shows by speaking into their remote control for compatible Alexa voice-enabled models of the Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick. Once detected, the Amazon […]

EE TV launches Amazon Alexa voice control

EE TV has launched voice control through the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices, giving its TV customer the ability to ask for information about what is on TV and to record shows. The move makes the BT-owned outfit the first UK service provider to provide an Amazon Alexa skillset on its set-top boxes. Users […]