MMW learned today that IMDb, a leading source for movie, TV and celebrity content, has just announced that it has launched its first voice controlled service with a new Flash Briefing skill for Amazon Alexa.
Upon verbal request, the new IMDb Flash Briefing will help fans with Alexa-enabled devices decide what to watch each evening by providing a list of the top five most popular television shows based on IMDb trending data. Updated daily, entertainment fans can access the “IMDb’s What’s On TV” Alexa Flash Briefing, presented by Paramount Network, seven days a week to “help drive their television viewing decisions for that night.”
The “IMDb’s What’s On TV” Flash Briefing skill for Alexa will share details of each day’s top five trending shows, including airtimes, networks and the IMDb synopsis of the episodes. IMDb uses data from its exclusive TV rankings to determine top trending shows and mini-series based on the actual page views of their tens of millions of US-based monthly unique visitors.
“Continuing our commitment to helping entertainment fans discover new TV shows to watch, IMDb is thrilled to leverage voice activated data for the first time, using our unique trending data to make decision-making simple for audiences on Alexa-enabled devices,” said Rob Grady, IMDb’s Chief Operating Officer.
The Alexa Skills store link is available here.