The Amazon Echo continues to gain more functionality, with the latest coming through a partnership with Yelp. Alexa on the Echo can now perform local searches once you configure your street address within the Alexa App. Simply say something like “Alexa, find me a nearby Chinese restaurant” and Alexa will rattle off a list of locations in your area matching your request. You can then ask Alexa what time a place opens/closes, or for the location’s phone number. If you ask where a particular establishment is, Alexa will respond with the place’s address as well as how far away it is from your location. With any local search, Alexa will display additional information, like ratings and reviews, on the Alexa App. The new local search functionality is not yet available through Alexa on the Fire TV.
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