Ever wanted to hear Alanis Morissette sing the national anthem? With “Alexa Loves Canada,” now you can. Amazon Canada’s month-long celebration of our country’s national holiday features guest spots from some of the nation’s most beloved stars.
The new feature for Canadians allows Amazon Alexa-owners to state prompts and questions like “Alexa, how do you feel about Canada?” or “Alexa, do you love Canada?”and in turn be greeted with skills, recipes and facts about the country from the likes of Bobby Bazini, Johnny Orlando, Shad and more. To hear Ms. Morissette’s rendition of ‘O Canada,’ simply say, “Alexa, Happy Canada Day.”
P.S., Alanis fans, you oughta know that starting July 3 you can tune in to hear Alanis share a Canadian Thought of the Day by asking “Alexa, what’s Alanis’ thought of the day?”
“During these unprecedented times, it’s especially important that Alexa helps make our customer’s lives simpler, safer and more convenient while also helping them to enjoy and reflect on the important moments with friends and family who can’t be with them this year,” said Celine Lee, Alexa Canada country manager, in a statement. “We are excited to introduce content designed to help Canadian customers as they come together virtually this year on Canada Day and throughout the whole month of July.”
On Friday, Amazon Music also released city-specific, artist-curated playlists. Torontonians can check out Tory Lanez’s playlist, while West Coast-natives might hear some familiar favourites on the Vancouver x Michael Bublé playlist. Other playlists include Calgary x Lindsay Ell, Halifax x Ria Mae, Montréal x FouKi, Ottawa x Night Lovell, St. John’s x Alan Doyle, Iqaluit x The Jerry Cans and Saskatoon x The Sheepdogs.
“Amazon Music is thrilled to be collaborating with these incredible artists, and we hope that CITY X ARTIST will serve as a musical guide through the many sounds and genres that make our musical experiences across Canada so unique,” stated Mike Lawless, head of Amazon Music for Canada. “Today’s launch is just the beginning, we’ll continue to release new playlists for CITY X ARTIST regularly, to showcase the unique perspectives of artists from our nation.”
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