The launch makes Leyton Orient only the fourth UK professional football club to launch an official skill for Amazon Alexa enabled devices and the first UK professional football club to launch an official skill for Google Assistant enabled devices.
Our official voice app, developed by US-based voice integration company Voicify, allows O’s fans to retrieve instant information on our next match, the latest news from the Club as well as the latest pre-match or post-match interview from the gaffer, Jobi McAnuff.
In its launch build, the voice app has three main functions, Latest News, Match Info and Gaffer’s Interview. The latest news function will read the latest news from Club in the last week, the match info function will let you know all the info you need about our next match including opponent, date and time and the Gaffer’s interview function will automatically play Jobi’s latest pre-match or post-match interview.
Upon the launch of the voice app CEO Danny Macklin said: “We are very excited to launch our official voice app which will give fans the ability to access key information in seconds. In future builds of the app, we will be launching innovative new features such as direct implementation with the LOFC Superstore and quizzes/games for younger O’s fans.
Jason Fields, Chief Strategy Officer at Voicify added: “Everyone at Voicify is thrilled with what Leyton Orient is doing with the platform. Sports and Entertainment is ripe with opportunity in voice and seeing Leyton Orient move first in the space is exciting”.
He continued to note that “First mover advantage is key with newer tech like voice. While other clubs will be cutting their teeth down the road, Orient will be executing and managing a sophisticated channel with the best fans in the country!”
Any O’s fan with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device can get started with our voice app now without the need for any additional downloads. To get started, simply say the command below that corresponds with your device: