NFL launches voice-powered football guide for Amazon Alexa

The National Football League (NFL) has launched voice-recognition content material for Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa that can train followers about gamers, guidelines and the historical past of American football.

Rolled out on Thursday, “The Rookie’s Guide to the NFL” will permit customers to ask Alexa-enabled gadgets questions concerning the sport. The Alexa ability – a downloadable add-on – is accessible for free in all of Alexa’s English language areas. It can inform customers concerning the technicalities of the sport and outline greater than 1,000 NFL phrases, guidelines and jargon corresponding to “encroachment” and “snap count.”

Users who allow the guide on their gadget can ask for a random truth or specify questions corresponding to “How tall is Aaron Rodgers?” or “Who won Super Bowl 35?”

The guide additionally has content material to assist followers put together for the Super Bowl, weekly playoff previews from Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora, and bios of each energetic NFL participant.

The NFL outlined the content material as “a guide for everyone, from newbies to experts,” on its web site.

Using Amazon’s Alexa platform is not the sports activities big’s first enterprise into voice recognition know-how. The NFL already presents an add-on for Google Home gadgets, “The NFL in :60,” which gives day by day information updates.

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