Alexa’s latest update now lets you make recommendations for Netflix, Platform flow Which, oddly enough, is a direct competitor to Amazon Prime Video.
At the beginning of October, Netflix introduced a “play something” option, with which it can randomly give you a series or a movie based on the content you’ve watched previously.
An archetype of the platform to help you not waste time when you don’t know what to see. This is the feature that’s bundled into Alexa, basically.
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With the voice command “Alexa, play something on Netflix”, the assistant will establish a connection to the video service to take advantage of “play something”. This is the same as what you can do from a remote control, but now using only your voice, says the hypertext portal.
Obviously, there are still limits to using this functionality, such as region, since it’s currently only available in the US and Canada. However, it could soon reach other regions of the world.
On the other hand, it is necessary to connect the Fire TV device to the TV and sign in to Netflix, otherwise it will not work.
“We are excited to partner with Fire TV to bring Alexa voice technology to Netflix’s Play Something feature. Now you can instantly discover a series or movie based on what you’ve watched and we know you’ll love,” said Magno Herran, director of marketing partnerships for Netflix at The Verge. .
It should be noted that at the moment Alexa is the only virtual assistant to offer this tool.
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