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Alexa Skill of the Week: Westwood One Sports for March Madness

Alexa Skill of the Week: Westwood One Sports for March Madness

Each week, we take a look at new and important Alexa skills you might want to consider enabling for your Alexa device. Amazon continues to improve Alexa with its own updates, but skills are software components that allow Alexa users to extend functionality across all Alexa-enabled devices in use for very specific functions.

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Echo 2, Dot, Tap, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Connect, Dash Wand, Amazon Cloud Cam, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs, in the Music app, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with

This week’s skill: Westwood One Sports

Description: The Westwood One Sports Alexa skill is really great for whenever, but its even more valuable for March Madness. Westwood provides play-by-play for all 67 men’s basketball games during the NCAA tourney, including…

  • First Four
  • All eight first-round and second-round
  • Regional semifinals
  • Finals
  • The Final Four and Championship game.


Things you can say…

“Alexa, ask westwood one sports for highlights”
“Alexa, ask westwood one sports for the march madness mix channel”
“Alexa, ask Westwood One Sports for *school name* game.”

Where to get it: You can locate the Westwood One Sports Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Westwood One Sports

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