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Practice yoga with Alexa: Shilpa Shetty Kundra's fitness app joins Amazon assistant's skill set

The skill has audio as well as video content in both English as well as in Hindi.

, ET Bureau|
Dec 06, 2019, 03.47 PM IST
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra's app also became the number one celebrity fitness app on Google PlayStore as well as the favourite app in the Health & Wellness category on iOS.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra's app also became the number one celebrity fitness app on Google PlayStore as well as the favourite app in the Health & Wellness category on iOS.
MUMBAI: Shilpa Shetty Kundra, former actress and fitness icon, has joined hands with Amazon’s AI-powered voice service Alexa to launch her fitness and wellness app as a new skill - Shilpa Shetty Yoga.

Users can access the new skill on Amazon Echo range or Alexa-enabled devices with simple voice commands, and get audio and video content for topics related to the mind, body, and soul.

“This is our first venture in the wellness space and we hope to expand our offerings on Amazon Alexa in this sector,” said Manish Kumar, director, SSK Osmosis. “Our long-term aim is to make our content available among the ever-growing capabilities of Amazon Alexa in as many languages as is possible – nationally and internationally.”

Performed by Kundra, the Alexa Skill covers a wide range of yoga asanas, enabling users to adapt to a healthy lifestyle from the comfort of their homes. The skill has audio as well as video content in both English as well as in Hindi.

“Joining the Amazon Alexa family is my way of giving back to the world in the form of health and well-being. Encouraging the practice of yoga in every household, globally, is a dream that is slowly turning into reality,” Kundra added.

Dilip RS, country manager, Alexa Skills and Voice Services at Amazon India said that this new skill is a great example of how Alexa can provide health and fitness solutions to customers within the comfort of their homes. “Alexa now has programs designed by celebrity fitness trainers and yoga experts to assist weight loss, build core strength, and relax through meditation – just by using simple voice commands,” he said.

Recently, the Shilpa Shetty App has become the number one celebrity fitness app on Google PlayStore as well as the favourite app in the Health & Wellness category on iOS.

It was following its iOS launch in May 2019, when the app made it to the editorial choice of Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ in multiple countries. By Sep 2019, the app crossed over one million downloads and made alliances with Paytm, Amazon Pay and Freecharge.'

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