Alexa can now help football fans settle Euro 2020 debates

Amazon Alexa
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Ahead of Euro 2020, Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, has enlisted the help of English broadcasting legend Clive Tyldesley to help football fans settle debates around the beautiful game. 

Home Nations supporters can now ask their Alexa devices – be it a Toshiba TV, JVC Fire TV, Amazon Echo or anywhere else Alexa is listening – a range of international football-related questions and expect to receive bespoke answers from Tyldesley himself.

25 unique responses have been added for questions related to England, Scotland, Wales and their respective group opponents Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkey and Italy.

Fans can now ask Alexa for facts and figures related to any of the above teams, with questions ranging from England's record against Scotland to Italy’s best ever player. Alexa herself won’t be able to answer the questions, but she’ll cheekily pass the mic to Tyldesley, who has served as a football commentator for more than 35 years.

The move comes as part of Toshiba’s ‘Alexa Knows The Score’ initiative, which aims to promote the hands-free functionality of the company’s latest Alexa Built-In TV range – which includes sets like the Toshiba 4K HDR UK4B


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As well as hearing Tyldesley’s football-related answers, owners of compatible TVs with Alexa Built-In can also use Amazon’s smart assistant to turn their displays on and off, switch channels or change the volume.

So, as well as using your Alexa device as an alarm, cook book, music player, encyclopedia or intercom, you can also now use it to test your footballing brains ahead of Euro 2020 – which kicks off June 11. 

Axel Metz
Phones Editor

Axel is TechRadar's UK-based Phones Editor, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest AI breakthroughs as part of the site's Mobile Computing vertical. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion.  Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.