Safeco Field


Alexa at the ballpark: Testing Amazon Echo inside a Seattle Mariners suite at Safeco Field

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Earlier this month, the Seattle Mariners became the first professional sports franchise to place Amazon Echo devices inside stadium suites. At Safeco Field, fans at each of the 59 suites can now use their voice to order food, change TV channels, play music, and even have Alexa -- the AI powered voice assistant built into the Echo -- sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." Zach Parker, head of business development for Amazon's Alexa Smart Home unit, noted how the technology removes the need for fans to use a separate smartphone app to accomplish certain tasks. Alexa Voice Service lets manufacturers integrate Alexa into their products.