Tag Archive: Echo


Bundle the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Spot to save $102 on your purchase

Two great devices, one big savings.

Amazon is bundling the Ring Video Doorbell Pro with its Echo Spot for $ 278, a savings of $ 102 compared to buying the two separately. At first glance, it may seem like a bit of an odd pairing, but the two of these devices actually work quite well together. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro allows you to answer your door and interact with the people on the other end from  [Read More…]

Modern Dad does the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

It’s an Echo Dot — you know, for kids!

Does a kid need an Amazon Echo Dot? And if so, does a kid need a grown-up Echo Dot? Or an Echo Dot Kids Edition? Or does a grown-up need a kid to have a Kids Edition more than a grown-up edition?

These are the questions we parents struggle with. Well, that, and what’s for dinner.

But today it’s all about the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. It is, for  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Father’s Day sale includes low prices on the Echo, Fire TV, Kindles, and more

Gifts for dad or gifts for you.

Father’s Day is June 17, but Amazon is getting ahead of the curve with week-long sales on pretty much all hardware. You can get all these low prices with free shipping and some even bundled together for more savings. Here are all the deals available starting today:

Echo devices Echo Dot Alexa-enabled speaker – $ 39.99 (from $ 50) Echo 2nd gen Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker – $ 79.99 (from  [Read More…]

Combo an Amazon Echo Dot with TP-Link’s smart plug for just $51 today

Buy more, save more.

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has an Echo Dot and TP-Link Smart Plug combo for just $ 50.98, a savings of $ 39 from their regular pricing. These items normally sell for around $ 50 and $ 40 respectively, but both are currently on sale for a bit less. Even compared to the discounted pricing, this bundle still saves you an additional $ 9 off and makes  [Read More…]

How to Mount your Amazon Echo Dot on the Wall, Ceiling, or Under the Counter

Mounting Amazon Echo Dots around your home is easier than you think!

If you’re looking to turn your house into an Alexa-enabled Smart Home, there’s no better way than with the Amazon Echo Dot. It’s plenty powerful, but most importantly it’s small, allowing it to blend in with the decor of your home.

Out of the box, the Dot is designed to sit on a countertop or end table, and that’s pretty good, but there are plenty  [Read More…]

Google Home speakers outsold Amazon Echo ones for the first time in Q1 2018

3.2 million Google Homes were sold during this year’s first quarter.

Even if they accidentally send your private conversations once and a while, smart speakers are awesome tools. I use my multiple Google Homes on the daily, and it looks like a lot of other people do, too.

For the first time ever, Google outsold Amazon in the smart speaker market during the first quarter of 2018.

Google sold 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers  [Read More…]

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which should you buy in India?

Google Assistant and Alexa have plenty to offer in India, but which platform is right for you?

Amazon launched the Echo family of devices in India last November, and Google introduced the Google Home in the country in April. The entry-level options — the Google Home Mini and the Echo Dot — cost ₹4,999 in the country, with the larger Google Home and Amazon Echo coming in at ₹9,999. The larger Echo Plus, meanwhile, is available for  [Read More…]

An Amazon Echo sent someone’s private conversation to one of their contacts

Time to bust out the tinfoil hats.

Amazon’s Echo gadgets have exploded in popularity over the past couple years, but some folks have been reluctant about the idea of having an always-listening speaker in their home. Thanks to a report out of Seattle, a lot more people might switch to that mindset.

According to KIRO 7 News, an Echo Dot recorded the private conversation of a husband and wife in Portland, Oregon and sent it to the  [Read More…]

Plex gets improvements for Sonos, adds visuals for Echo Show/Spot, and more

Plexamp is also coming to Alexa and Roku devices.

Although Plex is most widely-used for storing movie and TV content, the platform is also great for housing your music library. Today, Plex announced a bundle of music-centric features that are now available for users.

Plex has existed on Sonos speakers for some time, but today, it’s leaving its beta stage and launching as a properly completed app. With this official release, Plex for Sonos can now search  [Read More…]

Our favorite IFTTT recipes for the Amazon Echo

You can make Alexa even smarter using IFTTT and here’s what you need to get started.

We love Google Home and Assistant here at Android Central, but we love the Amazon Echo and Alexa just as much. And there’s no denying that some things are easier to do and just work better with Alexa than they do with our Googley home assistant friend. IFTTT is one of those things.

Setting it up is dead simple — visit  [Read More…]