Amazon has been nudging third parties to make products that use its voice-controlled software, Alexa, but it’s also encouraging others to specially interact by making custom ‘Alexa skills’. Today, the Syfy network announced that it is the first entertainment channel to get one of these skills.
That could mean asking Alexa to give episode recaps, offer previews of the next episode in a series or list the channel’s schedule. Injecting this skill into Alexa means users can ask Syfy questions of any Alexa-equipped device, from the Amazon Echo family to any upcoming third party device that runs the voice command software. It’s another brick in the content wall as Amazon continues to build out Alexa into a more robust service.