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Alexa was there to help during the Winter Olympicsand the FIFA World Cup. But now it's time for good old American football. Alexa can also help you stay in your fantasy team by providing fantasy game updates throughout the game, giving you tips to get started or action, telling you about injuries, and more.
So you can turn your Alexa speaker into the ultimate football assistant.
Add teams to your sports update
Out of the box, you can ask Alexa things about sports games, such as "Alexa, when is this? Panthers game?" Or "Alexa, who will play the saints next ? " But if you want to hear information about your favorite teams (any sport), you should add them to your Sports Update .
Go to alexa.amazon.com from any browser or open the Amazon Alexa iOS or Android app. Go to Settings> Sports Update and start typing your favorite team's name in the search bar. Touch the name of the team to add it to your list. Teams for most baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and football leagues can be found and added to your sports update.
If you ask for your sports update, similar to your flash briefing, Alexa will give you a brief discussion on points and tell you when the next game is for each team on your sports update. Just say "Alexa, what's my sport update?"
Listening to Sports Radio
In addition to the Sports Update, you can add more feeds to your Flash briefing, such as: Eg ESPN. Go to Settings> Flash Briefing at alexa.amazon.com or in the Alexa app for Android or iOS. Tap Get Flash Flash Briefing content and search for the ESPN radio capability .
Alternatively, you can listen to ESPN directly through TuneIn Radio. Just say, "Alexa, play ESPN Radio on TuneIn." The live radio feed starts to play.
Other Flash training skills that you can add for football news are:
In addition to your flash briefing, you can listen to your favorite sports podcasts. Just say "Alexa, play the [podcast name] podcast." If Alexa struggles to find the podcast you are looking for, the best way to useis to use it.
Get game odds
Want to know which team is expected to win? Just ask Alexa. Say, "Alexa, what are the odds in today's Seahawks game?" It will then tell you which team is the favorite to win, followed by when and where the game should take place.
Sports Knowledge and Results
Alexa can also tell you all sorts of facts and statistics about players. You can ask who the starting quarterback is for a particular team, how many passes they have had in a past game (or grand totals for the season) and if they have any injuries.
You can ask for almost anything, including current stats, results from a completed game, or historical data about a player or team. Sometimes the wording can be a bit complicated, so you might have to try to get Alexa some different ways to get the information you're looking for.
If you find something that Alexa can not answer try StatMuse
Football Trivia and Games
The Alexa Skills catalog is full of various football quizzes and other games. One that stands out is Football Mania, a pure audio strategy game of football.
Another standout game to play your Alexa Speaker between games or tailgating is Sports Jeopardy!
pursue fantasy football for fantasy football, Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football launched an ability for Amazon Alexa last week
To add Yahoo Fantasy Football, say "Alexa, enable the Yahoo Fantasy Football ability" or search after Yahoo Fantasy Football in the Skills catalog in the Alexa app. Now connect your Amazon account to your Yahoo account and agree to the terms of service.
After the ability has been activated, you can say things like:
- "Alexa, open Yahoo Fantasy Football."
- "Alexa ask Yahoo Fantasy Football for a point upgrade."
- "Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football if I have injuries in my roster."
- "Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football after my matchup."
For advice on your Fantasy Football League, you can activate the Fantasy Football Nerd ability. With this ability you can ask things like:
- "Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd if I should start Eli Manning or Aaron Rodgers."
- "Alexa, ask Fantasy Football Nerd if I should trade Eli Manning for Tom Brady."
- "Alexa asks Fantasy Football Nerd for the latest news."
And the FantasyMatrix -Ability allows you to ask for certain metrics for the Fantasy Ranking list of players since 2014. How many hasty touchdowns did a player have in a given week in 2015 or how many fantasy points did a player have in 2014.
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