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Amazon Alexa would now be able to help discover a COVID test or ruin your morning with Minions

Amazon added a few abilities to Alexa a month ago, presenting a variety of Super Bowl-related abilities and the ability to do home automation all alone, however today the organization’s educating us regarding some new alarm and COVID abilities that snuck under the radar.

You’ve had the option to set custom alarms and alert sounds utilizing Alexa gadgets for some time now, however now you can do it with Minion sounds, on the off chance that you simply haven’t been awakening adequately irate. The sounds incorporate such classics as “Peep Peep Peep”, “Banana,” or “Boing Boing Boing!” Lovely.

There are currently a variety of branded alarms accessible for Alexa, including sounds from Disney, Spongebob, Jurassic World, and Harry Potter. They can be set by saying “Alexa, wake me up to Minions/Jurassic World/Spongebob/etc alarm tone.” Some of the alert tones are free, some can be extended with in-skill buys, and some cost money, beginning at $1.99.

The alert sounds can be added by asking your Alexa gadget for them, and you can likewise browse and add them in the Android version of the Alexa app. In case you’re utilizing the iOS version of the application, you’ll simply need to read the list and ask that your smart speaker install them. It appears Amazon had the option to work out a deal with Apple to get Prime video rentals working, yet not Alexa skill payment processing.

Going to abilities that could be marginally more valuable, Alexa would now be able to help you discover the closest COVID testing site, or help you discover immunization preliminaries. Asking Alexa “where can I get tested for COVID” will make it read out a list of the nearby places you can get tested at. You would then be able to have Alexa call one of the locations in the event that you want more data.

In case you’re searching for immunization preliminaries, you can likewise ask “Alexa find a COVID trial”, and it’ll search for any within 30 miles of you, utilizing research association IQVIA to look for preliminaries. Obviously, this is data that you could discover on the web yourself, however it very well may be a helpful alternative on the off chance that you wouldn’t fret Amazon knowing.