On January 21st, 2021 Wyplay – Global TV Professional Services and Video Platform Solutions provider – announced it is the latest to join the ever-growing network of Amazon Alexa Solution providers. Wyplay has over 15 years of experience in their field, including a deep and extensive knowledge of voice-activated services. Wyplay now accompanies TV operators with the integration of the AVS (Alexa Voice Service) on multiple hardware and operating systems. This includes RDK!
In summary, Wyplay addresses two use cases:
- Integration of Alexa on an RDK or Linux STB (farfield device and/or remote-control unit equipped with a microphone);
- Management of any STB (RDK, Linux, Android TV) by any Alexa-powered device (smart speaker, smartphone, soundbar and smart display).
“The new Amazon Alexa Voice Service offering is an integral part of our Professional Services strategy, designed to support our operators across all TV verticals.” said Dominique Feral, CSMO of Wyplay. “The Alexa Voice Service integration complements our wide offering including system integration, consulting on OS selection, OTT 3rd party applications integration, cross-device framework, etc.”
Wyplay are an independent, internationally recognised company who make operator’s video solution transformations successful. They help businesses to reach their potential with their wide range of Video Platform Solutions and professional services. They also tailor video software solutions and manage Android TV, RDK and Linux STB’s as well as mobile devices, legacy upgrades and OTT platforms.
Amazon are just the latest of big names to partner with Wyplay, after Free SAS, a leading triple play provider in France, announced that the “Freebox Revolution” – the best-selling set-top box (STB) launched in 2012 – now includes the famous American SVOD services: Netflix & Amazon Prime Video back in November of 2020.