Tag Archive: Alexa


Amazon Music gets a free ad-supported tier for Alexa users

You’ll be able to listen to Amazon Music playlists and stations even if you’re not a Prime member.

Amazon Music Unlimited costs $ 8 a month on its own, but Amazon is now starting to roll out a free tier for Alexa device owners. Customers in the U.S. will be able to access an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free, even if they’re not Prime subscribers.

Customers will be able to tune into a  [Read More…]

Logitech Harmony Express review: Why, Alexa, why?

Logitech is the king of the universal remote control experience. But improving the setup experience doesn’t eliminate the limitations of voice commands.

There are three distinct parts that make up the total experience of a remote control.

First, there’s the matter of setup — getting the remote to properly talk to your TV and whatever is connected to it. Then there’s the matter of how it works once that part is handled. The third part is the remote  [Read More…]

The Amazfit Verge just got more amazing by adding support for Alexa

Get more done with Alexa on your Amazfit Verge.

The Amazfit Verge from Xiaomi sub-brand Huami was already a formidable smartwatch, with features such as 24-hour heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking, sleep analysis, and notifications from your phone.

Now, this $ 160 smartwatch is getting a big upgrade with support for Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant. Even before gaining Alexa support, our very own Harish had this to say about the Amazfit Verge in his review.

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The Logitech Harmony Express universal remote trades complexity for Amazon Alexa

Setting up activities — and attaching them to myriad buttons — are a thing of the past as the remote is simplified, and relies on the power of your voice.

Logitech today announced the Harmony Express — a simplified remote control that shuns a touchscreen and eschews an overwhelming amount of buttons and instead relies on Amazon Alexa to do most of the heavy lifting.

As home entertainment systems have become more complex — and the advent of smart home  [Read More…]

How to change the Alexa wake word on your Amazon Echo

Having multiple Alexa devices in one household can get confusing, especially with every device coming equipped with the same wake word — “Alexa“. However, there is a way to remove all confusion, and it all comes down to selecting individual wake words for each of the devices in your home. All it takes is the Alexa app and a few taps on your mobile device. Let us show you how to do it.

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Better understand AI, Machine Learning, chatbots, and Amazon Alexa for only $35

The beauty of the internet is you’ve got seemingly endless access to pretty much any information you’d like. We’re far beyond the days of education being offered solely at physical locations. It’s easier than ever to follow a passion or learn something new.

If you’re like us, you’re fascinated by the emerging tech that is AI and machine learning. It’s essentially everywhere we look, from the chatbots in our Slack to the Google Home or Echo Dot.

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Amazon reportedly creating AirPod-like earbuds with Alexa integration

They could be released as early as the second half of 2019.

Apple’s AirPods were met with a lot of criticism when they first debuted back in 2016, but since then, they’ve become a cultural phenomenon and something a lot of companies have tried to replicate to some degree. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Amazon is looking to throw its hat in the ring.

The report reads:

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is readying earbuds with  [Read More…]

How to play Apple Music with Alexa on an Amazon Echo

Apple Music made its way to the Alexa Skill ecosystem this past December, meaning that everyone who has an Amazon Echo device can now enjoy their Apple Music subscriptions on their smart speakers. Here’s how to set up Apple Music on your Alexa-powered device.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Echo Show ($ 230) Google Play: Amazon Alexa (Free) How to set up Apple Music on your Echo device Open the Alexa App. Tap the menu icon  [Read More…]

Add Alexa to your car with $15 off the Anker Roav VIVA in-car charger

Much more than just a car charger…

Today only, Woot has the Anker Roav VIVA Alexa-enabled 2-port USB car charger on sale for just $ 34.99. It usually retails around $ 50 at Amazon. Unlike a lot of Woot deals, it’s offered in new condition with a one-year warranty.

Talk to me Anker Roav VIVA Alexa-enabled 2-port UB car charger

If you’re all-in on the Amazon Echo ecosystem at home, it’s a no brainer to add one  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 review: This Android / Alexa collab needs more work

The smart display that’s also a tablet for work and play

Smart displays aren’t some new product on the block, technologically speaking. With the Google Home Hub, Lenovo Smart Display, Amazon Echo Show and Facebook Portal running around, the form factor — at least for the foreseeable future —isn’t going away.

However, every smart display is essentially a sedentary device, designed to be a set piece in your home or office. What if there was a way  [Read More…]