XAPP is getting a lot of attention for developing Federated Media’s B100 Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo. You can imagine that the strong and favorable reception has led many radio broadcasters to reach out to learn more.
Yesterday, Brad Hill of RAIN News wrote a glowing review of XAPPmedia’s B100 skill after trying it out for himself. The B100 skill was developed with Federated Media to provide a full interactive radio experience on Amazon’s Alexa as it offers three choices for listeners: live-streaming, on-demand listening and podcasts.
XAPPmedia co-founder and CEO Pat Higbie was featured yesterday in an interview titled, "How XAPPmedia is Helping Radio Win with Digital." By digital, Radio Ink means voice applications such as those found in Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. This technology shift provides an opportunity to bring radio back into the home.
Amazon published a new webpage earlier today that in part highlights XAPP’s proven expertise in building great Alexa voice experiences for brands and media companies. The Alexa Skill Builders and Tools announcement was designed to help organizations find experts to help with the paradigm shift to connecting with consumers by voice. We are proud to be a part of it.
Two weeks ago Amazon announced a new Audio Player feature that allows unlimited audio playback or text-to-speech by Alexa. This is great news. Previously, it was limited to 90 seconds which practically eliminated the opportunity for podcasters and music streaming services to reach an audience of 10 million Echo users.