Disney’s Magical Companion debuts at CES with some assist from Amazon

Photo shows a smart display with Mickey Mouse ears sitting on a table, waiting to respond to the “Hey Disney!” command.
“Hey Disney!” is a brilliant voice assistant that desires to convey some magic into your house. | Photograph by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Alexa’s bought some firm. I met Disney’s new voice assistant at CES this week, and it’s fairly cute. Known as “Disney’s Magical Companion,” the disembodied voice is born from fairy mud and lives inside Amazon’s Echo sensible audio system and shows. Its objective is to name up numerous characters — together with Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars faves — that can assist you out with frequent voice assistant chores (timers, alarms, climate), in addition to entertain with tales, video games, and different sprinkles of Disney magic.

You conjure the assistant with the phrase “Hey Disney!” — right here’s a fast demo I did at CES this week:

“Hey Disney!” displaying a few of its tips which embrace jokes, trivia, and tales.

One neat factor concerning the integration is you by no means know which…

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