Alexandria, VA -- (BUSINESS WIRE, Nov. 29, 2016) — The Motley Fool, a global leader in multimedia financial and personal investment information and services, today announced the public launch of The Motley Fool skill for Amazon Alexa. Customers who own Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or an Amazon Fire TV device, can now ask Alexa for quotes about major indexes and individual stocks, as well as create and manage stock watchlists, by just speaking to their devices.
"Finally, a stock market skill that really works," said Bruce Bard, 58, a sales executive from Trenton, New Jersey, and one of the early owners of the Amazon Echo. "I've been waiting for something like this since I got my Echo more than a year ago, so I'm happy to see this skill." Warren Smith, 43, a technology executive from Ashburn, Virginia, and a heavy user of Motley Fool services, said that what he found most compelling in the skill is "the ability to set up a watchlist on the fly, by just asking."
"We are thrilled to be delivering to our members and to the general public an Alexa skill that lets investors easily tap into the information that matters most to them," said Tim Hanson, Director of Product at The Motley Fool. "We're big believers in emerging technologies such as Amazon Alexa -- technologies that let users interact with content effortlessly and in non-disruptive ways. And as we learn more about what people want from our skill, we'll keep working to make this as valuable and useful a tool as possible."
To launch the skill, The Motley Fool partnered with Witlingo, a McLean, Virginia-based start-up that specializes in delivering products and solutions on emerging voice and text-based conversational platforms such as Amazon's Alexa.
The Motley Fool skill is available now and can be enabled for free to use by anyone who has an Alexa-enabled device. Learn more by going to www.fool.com/alexa. For more information, contact The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Witlingo's Ahmed Bouzid at email@example.com.