Want to Celebrate at Mardi Gras, Ask Alexa with New EarthCam Skill for Amazon Echo Show

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Live from the streets of New Orleans, the outrageous sights and sounds of Mardi Gras will have viewers saying “laissez les bon temps rouler,” thanks to the EarthCam skill for Amazon Echo Show.

“Our advancements through artificial intelligence make it possible for anyone around the world to enjoy the best views from our cameras and we look forward to delivering even more unique content as we continue to add more features to our EarthCam skill.”

Live from the streets of New Orleans, the outrageous sights and sounds of Mardi Gras will have viewers saying “laissez les bon temps rouler,” thanks to the EarthCam skill for Amazon Echo Show. The voice navigation-based skill was recently debuted to show real-time sunrises and sunsets from beautiful and unique locations around the world, and will now take viewers to the heart of the French Quarter.

EarthCam has launched innovative artificial intelligence (AI) features to track sunrise and sunset patterns, ensuring the optimal views are available each time a user asks Alexa for live video content. Complex algorithms were developed to detect a specific range of colors that are visible in the live stream at that exact time, as well as the precise location of the sun in the sky with respect to the camera’s field of view. The result – the viewer will enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset at any time, day or night.

“EarthCam’s live streaming and time-lapse content is available in more places than ever before and the introduction of the EarthCam skill for Amazon Echo Show is an exciting addition to our growing list of applications,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Our advancements through artificial intelligence make it possible for anyone around the world to enjoy the best views from our cameras and we look forward to delivering even more unique content as we continue to add more features to our EarthCam skill.”

The best and most popular views of the world’s favorite webcam network are available for Echo Show devices everywhere. Users can simply ask, “Alexa, show me a sunrise,” “Alexa, show me a sunset,” “Alexa, show me some place interesting,” and an EarthCam stream will be delivered directly to the device. EarthCam’s high-quality webcam technology enables the live streaming content to be showcased as living wallpaper and serves as the perfect medium for instant transport to an exotic location or relaxing destination.

Starting today with EarthCam’s expanded skill, viewers can go to the heart of New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebrations on world-famous Bourbon Street simply by saying, “Alexa, ask EarthCam to show me Mardi Gras.” Mardi Gras is the first of many entertaining events this year that users will be able to enjoy with EarthCam’s skill. EarthCam has enabled utterances for upcoming events including St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Eve.

To learn more about the EarthCam skill for Amazon Echo Show visit http://www.earthcam.com/alexa and enable the EarthCam skill today!

ABOUT EARTHCAM
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. EarthCam's all-weather webcams, innovative software and mobile applications enable users to showcase unique views, increase exposure and generate positive public relations.

The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Miami Beach, Bourbon Street, Temple Bar in Dublin, CN Tower, Atlantis the Palm Dubai and Abbey Road Crossing in London.

To experience more of EarthCam, visit http://www.earthcam.com or download the Webcams app on your mobile device at http://www.earthcam.com/mobile/.

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