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Skullcandy is partnering with Amazon to offer dual smart assistants


Skullcandy announced at Amazon’s Alexa live event today that is partnering Native Voice — a voice service provider for hardware devices — to make multiple voice assistants available on the upcoming models of its Push Active and Grind Series headphones.
These headphones will have support for Amazon Alexa and “Hey Skullcandy” wake words. Skullcandy unveiled its voice assistant last year with limited functionality to control play/pause songs, control volume, skip tracks and accept/reject calls. Now, on select headphone models, you’ll be able to use Skullcandy’s own assistant to control playback and Alexa to issue other smart commands such as finding a song, getting information about the weather or setting a reminder.
In May, Sonos unveiled its own voice assistant for a range of speakers to control and even play songs on select services like Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and Pandora. But you can also add oth …

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