Monday, 11 December, 2017

Destiny 2 Now Supports Amazon Alexa Voice Commands

Amazon Alexa is one of the more mature digital voice assistants available and finally it is officially making it’s way Downunder Amazon Alexa is one of the more mature digital voice assistants available and finally it is officially making it’s way Downunder
Edmund Wade | 01 December, 2017, 05:55

And if you'd like to blur the work-life balance a little more, you'll be able to access numerous same Alexa skills you use at home through Alexa for Business, he said.

Most Destiny 2 players are probably more interested in Bungie fixing the game's end-game content, but the Ghost Skill is a cool addition for folks who own an Alexa-enabled device. With the launch of the new Alexa skill, users can place and pay for their Fridays order using Amazon Pay on their Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. "The Destiny 2 Ghost skill is the first of its kind and the most innovative and immersive gaming experience to date on Alexa".

In conjunction with the announcement, a limited-edition Destiny 2 WiFi-enabled Ghost speaker was unveiled.

“Alexa is now part of the Destiny 2 experience, and were excited for what that means for Destiny 2 players and the future of games and voice technology, ” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa.

For AWS, and Vogels in particular, voice is the natural way to communicate with IT applications and infrastructure, even databases - more so than by frantically clicking on a mouse and tapping on a keyboard. Players could, for example, say something like, "Alexa, ask Ghost to call for backup", or "Alexa, ask Ghost to equip my most powerful weapon".

If you have an older Fire TV device that doesn't include the Alexa Voice Remote, you can also use the Fire TV remote app, which turns your smartphone into a remote control.

"Alexa, ask Ghost to rally my Clan for a raid" - Ghost will message your Clan via the Bungie companion app.The companion app is available on both iOS via the App Store and Android via Google Play. He added, “With our partners at Activision, its been exciting to develop this project into a rich, useful skill worthy of Amazons Alexa.”. While I'm not sure if it's worth paying almost $90 for a Ghost speaker that requires an additional Alexa speaker to work, it'd be a pretty cool item to have around the house I suppose. The new feature comes through Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services, not its retail side, and it's the company's latest move in the competitive voice assistant space.

If you want the Ghost speaker, it will start shipping on December 19 but will only be available for three hours, and the Alexa Skill is out now.

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