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Alexa and Oprah will be your personal holiday shoppers

Amazon's smart home assistant is teaming up with Ms. Winfrey, who will tell you all about her favorite things if you only ask.

Brian Bennett Former Senior writer
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
Brian Bennett

Alexa will help you shop for Oprah's favorite things. 


Alexa is a charming and capable assistant, but what if Oprah could help you do your gift shopping? The voice of media mogul Oprah Winfrey will be on hand to provide assistance when shoppers ask for items on Oprah's "Favorite Things" list via Alexa-capable devices such as the Amazon Echo , the online retailer announced Thursday.

When within earshot of an Amazon Alexa smart speaker, just say, "Alexa, let's shop Oprah's favorite things." Oprah will then list and describe products she's keen on promoting, in her own words. You can then reply "yes" to buy the thing or "no" to continue to the next featured product.

Featured items include snazzy PJs, BeatsX earphones, cashmere sweaters and, weirdly, a DNA test.

CNET can also assist you this holiday season -- check out our 2017 Holiday Buyer's Guide.

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