Provides Top Business News, Quotes and Market Information
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., November 4, 2016 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the launch of the CNBC skill for Amazon's Alexa voice service. The newly launched skill, which is available on Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, provides users with the top business news, quotes and market information.
The CNBC skill offers the user quotes for stocks, ETFs, indexes, commodities, and futures, as well as pre-market information. The skill provides market data spanning NYSE, NASDAQ, ARCA, S&P Indexes, Dow Jones Indexes, and CME futures.
"We are thrilled to announce the launch of our CNBC skill for Amazon's Alexa voice service," said Deep Bagchee, Senior Vice President of CNBC Product and Technology. "Alexa gives us the unique opportunity to offer an on-demand CNBC-connected personal assistant in consumers' homes, making it that much easier for users to get the top market news and information they want from the leader in business news."
"Our Alexa customers love the convenience of getting the top news by just using their voice," said Rob Pulciani, Director, Amazon Alexa. "We are excited to work with CNBC to expand the news offerings on Alexa and provide our customers with the latest news and market information from a trusted and well-respected leader in the industry."
Users with an Alexa-enabled device like an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot can just ask:
- "Alexa, ask CNBC for the latest news."
- "Alexa, ask CNBC how the markets are doing."
- "Alexa, ask CNBC for the stock price of Amazon."
The CNBC skill is available on Alexa-enabled devices including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and via the voice remote on Amazon Fire TV. Users can enable the CNBC skill by simply saying "Alexa, enable CNBC" or by searching for and enabling the CNBC skill in the Amazon Alexa mobile app, which is available on iOS, Android and Fire tablets.
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBCin Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBCis the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-timefinancial market coverage and business information to approximately 381 millionhomes worldwide, including more than 94 million households in the United Statesand Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million householdsacross China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming inNorth America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC'sglobal headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBCNews bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new realityprogramming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC anda number of distinctive in-house documentaries.
CNBC also has a vastportfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news andinformation across a variety of platforms including: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, thepremium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBCprogramming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; asuite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android andWindows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the AppleWatch and Apple TV.
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