Every NCAA Game Now Live On Alexa
The Westwood One Sports Alexa ability debuted in February just in time to live-broadcast from the Olympic Games in PyeongChang. This month it’s moved onto a brand new sport: basketball. each NCAA basketball tournament game, as well as the 2018 Division I national championship are going to be broadcast live on the Westwood One Sports Alexa skill.
Right now there are many games playing and you’ll be able to merely ask for the game by the school name to begin listening. there’s additionally an often updated highlights clip, the “Mix” that takes you around to various games and you’ll be able to access the complete game schedule. Suzanne Grimes, EVP, corporate marketing, Cumulus Media and president, Westwood One commneted:
It is a neat interaction and offers insight into how media are often effectively distributed through a customer Alexa skill. it was our collective vision to form a seamless experience for our passionate listeners. Directly enabling the Westwood One Alexa ability and requesting a game or score takes our live audio broadcast and Alexa to a brand new level.
FAVORABLE REVIEWS FROM USERS
Apparently some Alexa users agree. There are many reviews for the app relating the Olympic Games broadcast. However, an Alexa ability review posted today refers to the NCAA broadcast feature and gave it 5 stars. The reviewer pointed out the channel hopping option this provides to the visually impaired.
Cumulus | Westwood One collaborated with Amazon and XAPPmedia to bring the current Alexa ability to users. Westwood One is the official radio broadcaster for several prime sporting events on the far side the Olympic Games and NCAA basketball so we might be seeing a trend here of revolving sports offered through the ability. it’s attention-grabbing to notice that Westwood One isn’t a station, but instead syndicates content to 8,000 radio stations across the U.S. With Alexa, Westwood One will take its content directly to listeners and provide them the chance to access a range of events broadcasting at the same time, something liner radio cannot do. XAPPmedia chief executive officer and co-founder Pat Higbie commented:
We already understand that listening to music and radio are common use cases on Alexa-enabled devices. Incorporating live sporting events merely expands the offering while providing larger convenience and value for users.
Check out our forum discussion on this topic and what the real users say, just scroll bellow this article.