The Queen ‘s Christmas Day message will be available on Alexa | smart devices UK News

The Queen’s Christmas Day message will be available through Alexa’s smart devices this year, Amazon has announced.

From 3pm on Christmas Day, people will be able to say “Alexa, play the Queen ‘s Christmas Day message” or “Alexa, play Queen Elizabeth’ s Christmas Day message”.

The message will be heard on Amazon Echo speakers worldwide, with English language settings, or American, Australian, Canadian or Indian English language types.

Eric King, director of Alexa Europe, said: “After a challenging year, millions of people from across the Commonwealth will be eagerly awaiting Her Majesty The Queen’s message on Christmas Day.

“By creating this first global innovation, just as we did in 2012 when the Queen’s Christmas speech on Kindle was released, we hope it will be able to even more people to enjoy Her Majesty’s words of encouragement.

“This is truly one for the history books and shows how far technology has come since the first lecture was given in 1932.”

The Queen’s message this year is likely to be controlled by the COVID-19 pandemic and she is expected to praise those who have helped the country in the past nine months.

She has delivered a Christmas message every year since 1952, except 1969 after she decided that the kingdoms had had enough TV that year after a documentary about their lives. .

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