netgem.tv has simplified the voice control experience for users by integrating the Amazon Alexa Video Skill APIs into its TV boxes.
The move means users can now issue commands such as “Alexa, go to BBC One” rather than the longer “Alexa, open netgem.tv, go to BBC One” form they currently use.
Viewers can use any Alexa-enabled device to switch between catch-up and on-demand apps, access live TV, and even pause, rewind and fast forward shows, as well as search for content by voice.
Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director of netgem.tv, said: “Voice Control is rapidly becoming an integral part of how users interact with their devices.
“The Video Skill APIs represents the latest innovation to enable viewers to better engage with their TV content in an easier, faster and more efficient way.
“Endless searching and clicking is now kept to a minimum with fast voice control, and losing a remote control is now not an issue in any household.”