Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Echo Alexa has received a new firmware upgrade, which enables users to ask about movies and football games. This latest update gives users the chance to get information concerning which movies are playing at a nearby theater and the time they will be playing. Users can also get more specific by naming a given movie genre or even about a particular film. Users have a chance of following live scores in the NFL alongside the possibility of Alexa predicting the score of a certain game.
The upgrade has also factored in the concept of asking Alexa questions directly. Alexa can also elaborate about a given movie and provide a summary, or even predict who will win the Super Bowl.
Alexa has gained considerable functionality and knowledge since its launch. With this latest upgrade, it seems that Amazon is taking this part of its business seriously. Earlier this month, an update enabled Alexa to narrate Kindle books. The service was a hit for people who prefer listening to books that are as of yet unavailable in audio form.
The main problem with Amazon’s Echo remains its size. That problem may be solved according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. According to WSJ, a smaller battery-powered version of Echo may be launched in the coming weeks. This new version is codenamed Fox and will introduce new improvements to Echo.
The movie times and NFL scores features began rolling out last week, meaning users can already download them.