BMO Introduces New Voice-Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa

New Amazon Echo is now just £69.99 with this amazing deal

If you've been hankering for an Amazon Echo, now is your time to buy, as Amazon has knocked 22 per cent off the price of the new Amazon Echo and 30 per cent off the Echo Dot.

To access the service, customers have to activate the Alexa "voice skill", which is available on devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap.

"Music plays such an important role in our customers' lives, and we're excited to provide an even better Prime experience for Canada with the launch of Prime Music", Mike Strauch, Country Manager for Amazon Canada, said in the press release. Amazon says over 10,000 skills will be available for Canadians from companies like Air Canada, TD Bank, TELUS, CBC, The Weather Network, Bank of Montreal, Manulife, Aviva, Yellow Pages, and more. Even though the USA and Canada have English as an official language, the linguistic differences between the two countries could easily confuse Alexa.

Alexa in Canada, according to Amazon, delivers an "all-new experience", with a new English voice with Canadian accent (eh!), including local knowledge and skills.

New Amazon Echo is now just £69.99 with this amazing deal
Amazon launches Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music in Canada

Echo Plus - The recently-introduced sequel to the original Echo features all the Alexa features, plus ZigBee wireless smart home connections. There are a ton of different recipe skills available for Alexa like Allrecipes, which also has an Android app.

Also launching today is Prime Music, which brings over 1 million ad-free songs free for Prime members, which you can listen to on any Echo device, which includes offline listening.

Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.ca/echo and will begin shipping December 5.

The cloud-based AI that has been available for years south of the border and featured in commercials with Hollywood celebrities will come to Canada along with Amazon's Echo hardware. Let us know what you're going to jump on.

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