South Indian multi system operator (MSO) e-Infrastructure and Entertainment India (e-Digital) has support for Amazon Alexa Voice Service on their existing set-top boxes (STBs). Users of e-Digital can just plug in the MyBox Alexa Kit to their existing MyBox set-top-box to access Alexa on their STBs. Customers can purchase these kits from their local cable operator for Rs. 1999.
As per company, its kit comprises of a push-to-talk Bluetooth remote and a USB hub integrated with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth dongle. Customers will have push-to-talk access to Alexa from the mic button on the remote. This will allow them to use voice as a mode of interaction with their STBs to change the channel and adjust the volume.
e-Digital MD Somashekhar commented, “This integration will open a new opportunity for our partners and also enhance the TV viewing experience of our customers multiple folds. We are happy to be associated with Mybox Technologies and thank them for choosing to partner with us for the launch.”
MyBox Technologies MD Amit Kharbanda added, “Providing support for Alexa in STBs is the first step towards technology convergence. We are delighted to launch this service for the customers of e-Digital, which will be the first MSO in India to launch Amazon Alexa in an STB.”