Amazon Alexa picks up a new skill. It can now play ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Indian radio programme hosted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It is developed by the Asian News International (ANI), India’s premier multimedia news agency.
Mann Ki Baat is an unique initiative that was started by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi back in 2015 to reach masses across the country through Radio directly and empower on topics such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, demonetization and the Digital India vision. The skill is available on all devices with Amazon Alexa such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Alexa-enabled smart speakers such as Harman Kardon Allure and Eufy Genie.
Users can also listen to all 36 previous episodes using simple voice commands. The company also mentioned that latest episodes will also be available within few hours of its telecast. Users need to enable Mann Ki Baat skill by going to the Skills section of the Alexa app or just by saying “Alexa, enable Mann Ki Baat.”
Once enabled users can start listening to episodes by using commands like “Alexa, open Mann Ki Baat” and then Specify the month and year to select the Mann Ki Baat that you wish to listen to.
Ishaan Prakash, Editor Live Operations, ANI said:
We are heading to a future where voice has the potential to become a primary way of engaging with technology around us. We are thrilled to make Mann Ki Baat available as a skill and offer listeners a new way to hear the Prime Minister’s address. Currently, users can listen to any of the previous editions of Mann ki Baat starting from January 2015. In case you miss the upcoming live edition of Mann ki Baat on 28th January, you can hear it on your Echo device within a few hours of the broadcast.