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Amazon Revised Alexa’s Video Skill Api ByNitish Singh-April 2 2018.829 Amazon revised the Video Skill Api for Alexa. Now you can use the virtual assistant just by voice command to start a recording launch of an app or service and even monitor video playback. Already video service providers including Dish Verizon TiVo and DirecTv are configuring their apps to support this new Alexa ability. Amazon only advertisedAlexa. .830 Figure 1 Photo Courtesy of Cnet Video service providers including Dish Verizon TiVo and DirecTv now add the latest technology to their computers. Niraj Desai Dish, vice president of product management, recently commented on the new update to Alexa’s Video Skill Api – “with Amazon’s changes to the Video Skill Api Dish has the potential to expand our Alexa integration and continue to work towards providing our customers with a hands-free TV experience.” Pause quickly or rewind any of your live Tv Dvr recordings and popular Internet streaming services. “So now that you order” Alexa record the Cubs game “you’ll see your set-top box start planning a record. The “Alexa Begin Netflix” command will also activate the specific app or service. Then eventually just by saying “Alexa pause” the virtual assistant will be smart enough to interrupt the playback of the video without having to mention the actual set-top box. Apple offers Free Beats Headphones with Select Macs and iPad devicesByNitish Singh-July 12 2018.831 Figure 1 Picture Courtesy of iMore Apple is back this year with its Back to School Campaign and promotions for select Mac and iPad devices are ongoing.