Amazon Alexa: PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 skills
The 2018 Winter Olympics are now underway in PyeongChang. But, how can your Amazon Alexa help you keep up with the latest? GadgetyNews is here to show you how.
Whether you’re looking to keep track of schedules and results, stream events via Fire TV or host a viewing party, Alexa can help.
Amazon Alexa Winter Olympics
Alexa has been busy training and now has a set of new skills.
You can now get event schedules, real-time results, medal counts and more.
Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action.
You can ask “Alexa, what Olympic events are today?” This will get you all of the events that are happening and the local times that they’ll air.
Naturally, you can get more specific. Just interested in a particular sport? Well, you can ask when the next event for a specific sport is. For instance, you can say, “Alexa, when is curling?”
However, this will only tell you when the next medal event is, not trials or round robin events.
Finally, you can also ask when a country’s next appearance for a specific sport is. Ask her something like, “Alexa, when does Great Britain’s hockey team play next?” It will give you results for both the women’s and men’s teams.
Easily get a summary of team and player results. To get this information just ask something like “Alexa, did Lizzy Yarnold win?” or “Alexa, who won the women’s hockey game?”
Also, get broader end-of-day results by asking things like, “Alexa, what happened in the Olympics today?”
Get medal results
Get the total medal counts by country or athlete.
Just say, “Alexa, who’s leading the gold medal count?” or “Alexa, how many medals does Shaun White have?” or, for a full run down, “Alexa, who won gold today?”
Additionally, Alexa will be able to give you results and medal counts for events and countries. You can say things like: “Alexa, how many medals does Canada have?”
Keep in mind that you won’t always get a result, especially if the games for a specific sport are still in progress. For example, asking how many medals Shaun White has this year doesn’t yield a result. However, asking, “Alexa, who won gold today?” and, “Alexa, who’s leading the gold medal count?” will just tell you when the first medal event takes place.
Also, it’s important to note that Alexa may not be able to tell you much about lesser-known athletes.
Add Olympics to your Flash Briefing
Stay up to date on all the Olympics news by adding outlets like Sky Sports, BBC and more to your Flash Briefing.
If you’d like to add Olympic updates to your morning news, there are a few Flash Briefing skills you can add.
These will give you updates about the Winter Games, but the skill will also include other sports updates. To get Olympic updates alone, enable the Olympic Channel skill.
Then, to start your Flash Briefing in the morning, either create a routine or say, “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
How to Watch
Eurosport Player is available to all Prime members via Amazon Channels and is home to all Olympic events live or on-demand in addition to highlights from events you may have missed while you were out (authentication required).
Watch it at home with Fire TV and on the go with Fire tablet.
Furthermore, anyone who signs up to Eurosport Player in the UK between 07-Feb and 25-Feb will get a £5 gift card when you sign up to Eurosport Player by 25-Feb. T&Cs apply.
Play Olympic trivia
Finally, brush up on your Olympic trivia with a few different trivia skills.
The 2018 Winter Olympics Trivia skill will put your general Winter Olympics knowledge to the test. But you can also learn about individual sports with skills like Curling Facts, Curling Coach and Figure Skating Facts.