Canadian developers can now take full advantage of Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build Canadian focused skills. A number of Canadian companies have already released skills, including news media outlets as well as some notable sport teams. Below is a list of Canadian centric skills that you can activate now.
The Air Canada Alexa skill enables you to ask about your flight status, your baggage carousel, get a fare quote, and even answer frequently asked questions.
Follow the latest news with Toronto Star on Alexa. Get headlines for the top stories and hourly updates from asource you trust, with the Flash Briefing from Toronto Star.
Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs skill helps you stay informed with the latest roster, player news, schedules and live score.
The Canadian Press Hourly News Updates
Get a 60-second or four-minute update from Canada’s national news agency − breaking regional, national and world updates, including sports news, weather bulletins and more.
Whether you’re getting ready for work, or sitting comfortably beside your Amazon Echo™ or other Alexa enabled device, get the latest news from Global News. You can listen to stories and headlines from across Canada and the world, and save your current location for local news updates.
The Globe and Mail News Update
Keep up-to-date on all the Canadian business and political news that matters. Add The Globe and Mail’s News Update to your Flash Briefing and hear the top 5 stories making the news.
National Post Flash Briefing brings to you up-to-date news stories from Canada and around the world. Search for National Post in your Alexa Skills app and Enable the skill. Move it up to the top of the list by going to Settings in the Alexa App. You can manage your Flash Briefing under Account.
The Weather Network National Forecast (Canada)
Follow the latest National Weather Network Forecast with Alexa’s Flash Briefing.
CBC News hourly updates
Add CBC News to your flash briefing for the latest Canadian and international headlines updated hourly.
Additionally the following companies have announced plans to release an Alexa skill in the coming days: TD Bank, BMO, Manulife, Telus, Ecobee and Sportsnet.