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You can now ask your Amazon Echo for movie times, live NFL scores and predictions

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Amazon’s Echo speaker can now give information on movies and tell you the scores and schedules of football games.

The most recent update comes not long after Amazon enabled the Alexa-powered speaker to read Kindle books to its users.

In order to use the new features, you just have to give it a command, like “Alexa, what romantic comedies are on this weekend?” or “Alexa, tell me more about ‘Suicide Squad.’

And just in time for the 2016 Super Bowl, the Echo speaker will now give you live NFL game scores and schedules, and you can even ask it for predictions before the games begin. In addition to NFL scores, it will also give you information on NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, and NCAA games.

The update is rolling out this weekend.

➤ What’s new? [Amazon]

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Published January 23, 2016 — 10:57 UTC