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EE TV set top box gains Amazon Alexa support

EE has updated its EE TV set-top box, with support for Amazon’s Alexa assistant.

Those with an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot can use the new EE TV Skill to gain hands-free control over their set-top box.

The new Skill enables users to ask “Alexa, ask EE TV what’s on tonight?” For recommendations from Freeview Picks.

It’s also possible to ask about shows on Freeview channels, either on the current day or the following day.

There’s also the option to use voice commands to set recordings for shows via voice commands, even if the TV is in standby mode.

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The EE TV set-top box offered access to more than 70 channels, premium channels through Now TV and all of your favorite on-demand platforms. It also offers access to the latest movies to rent or buy.

EE Broadband customers get free access to the EE TV set-top box when they sign up.

EE isn’t the only firm to jump into bed with Alexa this week. Just yesterday, Lenovo’s Ultimate Ears brand added support for the UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom speakers.

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