Big game tip: With these 8 Alexa functions, your Amazon Echo becomes an MVP-CNET

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Let Alexa be your personal football assistant.

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It is the time of year – if you do Snuggle up around your TV with friends and family too check out the Super Bowl, You have yours Fridge full of beer, Your table is covered with starters and you are wearing the clothes of your favorite team and are ready to watch the chiefs and 49ers fight.

You may have used your Amazon Echo (

$ 100 at Amazon

) smart speaker order pizza and check the start time of the game, but did you know that you can also use Alexa to stream games, check results, and organize a soccer pool? Your helpful football assistant can also keep you up to date with new information about the teams you are following.

Read on for more tips on how to host a fantastic soccer party with Echo.

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Ask Alexa to stream soccer games on your Amazon Echo.

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Stream the game in another room

Do you need to have a drink or get more snacks from the kitchen, but don't want to miss a second of the game? Set up an Echo device in your kitchen to stream the game so you can listen in when you're not in the living room.

If you're using Hulu Live TV, you can enable the ability in the Alexa app to use it on your Echo device. Once activated, just say something like "Alexa, get in touch with Fox" to see the Super Bowl.

Turn on the game

Are you ready to sit back and watch the biggest football game of the year with your friends? As long as you have one Fire TVYou can download the game from one of the Streaming services you have subscribed to, to like YouTube TV, Hulu with live TV or Sling TV. Just download the Fox Sports app and say "Alexa, open Fox Sports on YouTube TV" to get started.

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What cash? Use Amazon Echo to send money to your friends.

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Organize a pool

Since not everyone has money with them, it can be difficult to organize a pool. What you can do is keep track of who's doing what using Alexa. Just say "Alexa, remember Joe put $ 20 on the chiefs who won 14 points." When the game is over, you can ask Alexa what Joe bet and she will read it to you.

Once you've determined the winner, you can use Alexa and pay with PayPal, Just say "Alexa, ask PayPal to send $ 15 to Sam." It's not the same as throwing money in a bowl, but it works.

Hear other scores without changing channels

When the big football game is underway, no one is allowed to switch channels to check another game's score. Instead, just ask Alexa what the team's score is.

If you want to have a snack (again), just ask "Alexa, what's the score of the 49ers game?". This is also useful if you've gone to another room and everyone starts cheering because something great has happened.

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Change your smart lights to the color of your team

Do you want to make sure that your entire home has team spirit? Change your smart bulbs to mimic the color of your favorite soccer team so that you and your friends are completely in game mode.

You need RGB smart lights that are compatible with Alexa. Once you've set it up, you can say, "Alexa, turn all my lights green." However, since both the bosses and the 49ers have red team colors, you need more team decor so everyone knows who you are addressing.

If you have multiple lights, you can create a team-specific scene with different colors for other games. For example, if you're a Denver Broncos fan, you can use a mix of blue and orange lights. Make it fun by changing the trigger phrase to "Alexa, turn Broncos on".

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Let your neighbors know which team are cheering you on by changing your Smart Light colors.

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Receive updates on your favorite team

When you have a busy schedule, it can be difficult to keep track of your beloved teams. Fortunately, Alexa can help you stay up to date so you don't miss any news. Open in the Alexa app the settings and choose Sports, tap Add team Search your team and tap to save, Now you can say "Alexa, what's my sports update?" to hear the latest information.

Listen to a soccer playlist

You obviously don't listen to music while the game is running, but you need a killer soccer playlist during halftime and after the game. Ask Alexa to play an NFL or Super Bowl playlist through Amazon Music. Spotify or Pandora,

If you have Amazon Music or Spotify, you can create your own playlist of songs related to football. The music will help keep the party alive and the halfway through as you wait to see what happens next.

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Create a soccer playlist on Spotify to play on your Amazon Echo.

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Track and manage your fantasy football teams

Use Alexa as your personal assistant who knows everything about what's going on in sports. First activate the Yahoo Fantasy Football function in the Alexa app. You will then need to log into your Yahoo account and link your Head-2-Head league to the skill.

Get updates on player performance, an overview of your team's weekly matchup and scores, injury status, and more. Just say "Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football [player] Statistics for the week "or" Alexa, ask Yahoo Fantasy Football about my matchup. "

Other things you can ask Alexa about the soccer games

  • "Alexa, what are the chances? [team] Game today? "
  • "Alexa, when does that [team] play again? "
  • "Alexa, remember that [team] Sunday game. "

Do you need more information about the big game? Here is how to watch chiefs against 49ers in Super Bowl 2020 without cable and Super Bowl 2020 in 4K: Everything you need to get Chiefs vs. 49ers in UHD free to watch,

Updated for Super Bowl LIV.