Edmunds Launches a New Amazon Alexa Skill | Edmunds

Edmunds Launches a New Amazon Alexa Skill

Edmunds Car-Shopping and Owning Info Is Just a Question Away

Edmunds today announced a new Amazon Alexa Skill for voice-activated access to Edmunds' expert automotive content. The new skill gives shoppers access to Edmunds comprehensive automotive information using only their voices. The new skill makes it easier and more intuitive than ever to research and shop for the perfect car. Owners also can use the skill to keep tabs on a current vehicle.

"The freedom to simply ask questions to find relevant information about a vehicle is an invaluable asset, both in the short term when shopping for cars and on an ongoing basis once purchased," said Phil Potloff, Edmunds chief digital officer. "We love how tapping into the power and convenience of natural language with Alexa brings Edmunds content to life for our users and underscores our commitment to innovation that brings increased value for shoppers and owners."

The Edmunds skill for Amazon Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service, provides both high-level overviews and in-depth reviews of specific vehicles, including safety, driving and powertrain information. With the skill, Alexa also answers questions about a wide variety of vehicle specifications, including miles per gallon, cargo space, horsepower and basic warranty information. Curious if a new SUV will fit in the garage or have enough room for the whole family? Just ask Alexa for the exact dimensions or seating capacity.

Going beyond the research phase, the Edmunds skill for Amazon Alexa provides the manufacturer's suggested retail price for any vehicle. It also gives information on local inventory and current lease deals for shoppers who are ready to buy. The Edmunds skill also makes it easy for car owners to keep track of their current vehicle, including recall information and maintenance schedules. Car owners can ask Alexa what their car is worth and immediately learn the real-time Edmunds True Market Value for their car, or when their next oil change is due.

Edmunds' Alexa Skill will work with any device with Amazon Alexa, including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets for multiple touchpoints throughout the home. The English-only skill is free and available now. To enable, go to the "Skills" section of the Alexa app, search for Edmunds and click "Enable," or simply ask, "Alexa, enable Edmunds."

For more information regarding the Edmunds skill for Amazon Alexa, including a full list of supported requests and intents, please visit http://www.edmunds.com/alexa.

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