Voice Opportunities for Entertainment


  • Bring Characters to Life

  • Provide Information & News

  • Distribute Content

  • 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

Briefcast.FM https://briefcast.fm/

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.