Tag Archive: Alexa


Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa

Smart locks don’t have to be a pain to install or use, or prohibitively expensive.

Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs and other accessories to let you control your life with your voice. One of the most noticeable improvements in a home can be from installing smart locks, so you never have to fish a key out again.

These are the best smart locks that  [Read More…]

Alexa Cast lets you send your Amazon Music playlist to Alexa devices from your phone

Have an Alexa-powered device around the house? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon announced today a new feature called Alexa Cast which will allow users to control what’s playing on their Alexa device from their smartphone.

For the time being, Alexa Cast works only with the Amazon Music app in order to let you play, pause and rewind songs, all from your Android and iOS device.

Once users update the app on their phone, they should notice a  [Read More…]

Amazon’s portable Tap speaker with Alexa built-in has dropped to $85

No summer adventure is complete without some good music.

The Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $ 84.99 on Amazon. This the first price drop we’ve seen since last year. While not great as great as some of the deals we saw over Black Friday, it’s been a while since the Tap has moved from its $ 130 price at all.

Unlike other Amazon devices, like the Echo Dot, the Tap isn’t chained to an  [Read More…]

The $180 Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum works with Amazon’s Alexa

New and improved.

The Ecovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum cleaner is down to $ 179.98 with code FPCIH96U on Amazon. That price is by far the lowest we’ve ever seen this vacuum go and probably won’t last very long.

We have shared deals on the previous generation, the Deebot N79, before. The difference is a pretty big improvement. The N79S adds a Max Power function, which increases the suction by 50% when you need it. It also  [Read More…]

Ask Alexa to start this $180 RoboVac while you relax by the pool

This price is good for a limited time.

Right now you can save $ 70 on the purchase of this Alexa-enabled Robovac at Amazon with the use of coupon code U43X35IY. This normally sells for $ 250 and has only dropped as low as $ 200 in the past. The price drop is temporary, though.

The vacuum can be scheduled to clean at certain times, monitored through the free smartphone app, and even activated using just your  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Experience Centers unleash the power of Alexa in real homes

“Alexa, do everything for me.” “Ok!”

The smart home is evolving. What was once the simple novelty of being able to turn off your lights with your phone is now becoming an all-encompassing ecosystem that can lock your doors, schedule your lights, play your favorite songs, and order you toilet paper all without getting out of bed. Amazon wants to do more than just provide the hardware you need to do all those things. It wants you to experience  [Read More…]

How to set Amazon Alexa as the default assistant on the Galaxy S9

The Amazon Alexa application has been updated and can now be selected as the default assistant on your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. We take a look at how you can get everything set up today!

The post How to set Amazon Alexa as the default assistant on the Galaxy S9 appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Best Amazon Alexa Routines

Set Alexa up so it does the most work for you.

While the individual commands you can give your Amazon Echo are plenty diverse, you still have to give those commands one at a time. That can be more than a little tedious if you have multiple commands you regularly give, which is why Amazon created Routines for Alexa. Through the Routines system, you can set up multiple commands under a single spoken phrase. You get to  [Read More…]

How to create an Alexa Blueprint on your Amazon Echo

Build stuff just for your household, and have some fun with it!

Amazon’s Alexa platform has more Skills in it than any other smart home system, giving the Echo and Echo Dot a ton of things to use that can’t really be found anywhere else. Easily the coolest addition to the Alexa Skills lineup to date, however, is one which allows you to make your own Skills to only be used inside your household. These Skills are  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube might feature always-listening Alexa

If an Echo Dot and Fire TV had a baby, this could be the end result.

Earlier this week, a report came out that Amazon’s next venture with Alexa is to integrate the assistant into in-home robots. We’re still a ways off before that actually comes to market, but in the very near future, the online shopping giant will announce a new product called the “Fire TV Cube.”

Spotted by AFTV News, there’s a new page on  [Read More…]