CNBC Expands Presence onAmazon's Alexa Devices with One of the First Skills Developed for Launch of Echo Show
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 28, 2017– CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the debut of the updated CNBC Skill and video flash briefing on the new Amazon Echo Show. CNBC worked alongside Amazon to develop one of the first skills for the launch of Echo Show.
The CNBC Skill provides users with displays and touch screen elements to complement all of the existing offerings on other Alexa devices including the top business and market news, U.S. market updates, and quotes for stocks, ETFs, futures and indexes. And, Echo Show users can watch the popular digital video series Cramer Remix, featuring Jim Cramer from "Mad Money," by saying, "Alexa, ask CNBC for the Cramer Remix"or "watch the Cramer Remix" when using the CNBC Skill.
Additionally, the CNBC video flash briefing offers Echo Show users video news updates throughout the business day and insightful weekend look ahead features from CNBC anchors and reporters, as well as market commentary from CNBC's On-Air Stocks Editor Bob Pisani from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
The CNBC Skill and flash briefing are available on Alexa-enabled devices including the Amazon Echo Show, Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap. Users can enable the CNBC Skill by 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. Under the flash briefing settings in the Alexa mobile app, users can also search for and select CNBC to be a part of their flash briefing to stay up to date with the latest business news.
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 386 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms including: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBC programming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; a suite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.
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