Humax Retail - Feature Release on 32.18.10 / 3.6.94 - Voice Search with Amazon Alexa
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Voice Search using Amazon Alexa is now available on Humax Retail T2000 YouView boxes. This is a new feature which allows you to search for your favourite shows by title using your voice if you have an Amazon Alexa device.
This feature is available for all T2000 devices on 32.18.10 / 3.6.94 as long as you have an internet connection, there is no phased roll-out.
The YouView skill can be found in the Amazon Alexa Skill Kit when the user needs to enable the YouView skill and pair it with the box.
Information for how to do this can be found in our Pairing Guide here.
We're in talks with BT & TT about using Alexa on their YouView devices but have no news to share about how it is going at the moment. Other Alexa features are being worked on and will come at a later date. We will make an announcement when these other features are ready
This is only the first feature to be released and in time more are going to come. The service is optional, so those that don't want it needn't be concerned, as its not a compulsory feature but an add on for those less able, and also for those that would like voice control.
You can have a pop at the platform as much as you want. It won't stop it moving forward.
You have a pop at this, a pop at that and a pop at the other. Yet your still here and contradictory still use YouView. By doing so, and remaining here, you just embarrass yourself.
But hey-ho. Whatever pushes your buttons.
Would love to see 'record this show' or 'set series link to record for this show' voice commands along with the traditional 'play', 'pause' and 'go back xx secs'
Edit : Grammar...
In his defence he is probably just passing on information as it was given to him. BT are not renown for knowing what anyone in their business is actually doing!
And it was originally posted at 11.02 am (before it was edited after 12:00) so how could it been at noon today lol. Maybe he just forgot to press send on the 25th and has just realised as it is actually being released today on BT boxes (ROFL)
Edit - changed final sign to keep people happier