Atlantic Broadband Adds Alexa Functionality

Atlantic Broadband said it has added Amazon Alexa voice control functionality to its customers through the Tivo video platform.

According to the cable operator, the enhancement allows its TiVo customers with an Amazon Alexa voice assistant device to issue hands-free voice commands from anywhere in a room without the need for a remote control. This functionality allows customers to easily pause, rewind and fast-forward programming.

“This new Amazon Alexa integration with our TiVo-powered video platform combines ease of use with powerful functionality to dramatically elevate the in-home TV entertainment experience for our customers,” said Atlantic Broadband vice president of products and programming Heather McCallion in a press release. “Today we’re able to deliver even greater value to our customers through innovative virtual assistant technology.”

Atlantic Broadband launched TiVo’s advanced gateway platform in 2013 and the following year was one of the first video providers in the nation to fully integrate Netflix into its video platform. Last summer, Atlantic Broadband introduced a new user interface for the TiVo platform featuring intuitive navigation and enhanced functionality, hyper-personalized viewing recommendations and an easy-to-use remote with voice control.