Bring Characters to Life
Provide Information & News
Activate and Engage Fans
Entertainment Use Cases
Ask about ratings for a movie or TV show
Search for and play music, podcasts and audiobooks
Play entertaining stories and music for children
Create interactive experiences like voting for a favorite character or earning rewards for answering trivia questions
Media Use Cases
Search for news by category and location
Ask for trending news from social media
Receive a summary from radio news
Gaming Use Cases
Engage in daily interactions with a video game character
Obtain custom recommendations based on previous gameplay
Ask for digital items in real-time with simple voice commands
Drivetime raises $4 million for voice-based trivia game for drivers https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/07/drivetime-raises-4-million-for-voice-based-trivia-game-for-drivers
Amazon launches developer tools for Alexa gaming https://www.developer-tech.com/news/2016/aug/03/amazon-launches-developer-tools-alexa-gaming
A flash briefing is short-form content (or often referred to as short podcasts) which provides news, weather, interviews, book or interview excerpts, and other information all packaged together to be consumed in one single, brief listening period.
The Voice of the Flash Briefing is a three-hour online event where you'll get to hear from leaders in this young area of technology explain who they are, what they do, and some key insights they've gained that you can use to help create useful, value-added flash briefings that help cultivate and educate your desired target audience.
Step-By-Step Course to Launch a Successful Flash Briefing Skill https://alexaincanada.ca/flash-briefing-formula-course
The Smart Speakers https://www.thesmartspeakers.com/
Stephen King Library Debuts for Smart Speakers https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/Apps/article/77224-stephen-king-library-debuts-for-smart-speakers.html
Simon & Schuster released a “Stephen King Library,” an Alexa skill which asks readers a variety of questions before then presenting them with the Stephen King novel they should read next.
Interactive Storytelling App Novel Effect Just Raised A $3M Series A https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2018/05/22/storytelling-app-novel-effect-3m-series-a/#c6ce598120d6
Novel Effect, the first company accepted into the Alexa Accelerator (a joint venture between Amazon and Techstars), created technology which complements in-person live readings with audio soundscapes. In educational contexts, this technology has increased reading comprehension and retention.