Tag Archive: Echo


Amazon Echo Frames review: Alexa comes for your eyes and ears

I’ve looked forward to these for quite a while.

Those of us who follow Amazon’s development of Alexa closely have been saying for some time that for it to truly succeed, the company would need to find a way to get the smart voice assistant out of the house and into the real world. Through various third-party partnerships, successes like the Echo Buds, and failures like the Fire Phone, Amazon has slowly been chipping away at this  [Read More…]

Make your dumb speakers smart with this Amazon Echo Dot hack

While we’re all stuck working from home, many of us are digging through old closets and drawers trying to find projects to work on — maybe by turning old, washed-up gadgets into new, workable devices. I applaud the creativity and technical skills that this often requires, but I don’t really possess much of either. That’s why I wanted to review a do-it-yourself trick that even I can handle! I’ll show you how easy Amazon makes it to turn  [Read More…]

Amazon device deals: Save on Fire TV Stick, Echo, Eero & more in the UK

Amazon Echo, Fire, and Kindle devices (and more) are seeing some huge discounts at Amazon UK right now with Black Friday-level pricing returning to many items. Some popular devices like the Echo Show 8 have had prices slashed by as much as 50%, but these deals won’t stick around for long. Some products are seeing shipping times slip already with others likely to sell out or have their retail prices reinstated before long.

Amazon Device Deals in the UK  [Read More…]

Don’t let your kids buy random stuff from Alexa on your Echo smart speakers

One of the best things that an Alexa-powered Echo speaker can do is to tell you Amazon’s daily specials and let you place orders for goods with your voice — it’s just so convenient! However, you certainly don’t want your kids, friends, or family to have unfettered Alexa access while you’re busy working from home or away from your smart speakers. I’ll show you how simple it is to put some controls on who can make voice purchases  [Read More…]

The Echo Buds offer great sound and Alexa access at a great price

At a jam-packed fall product launch this past September, Amazon announced over a dozen new Echo and Alexa products to a gathering of tech reporters and enthusiasts. Leading up to that announcement, perhaps no device was as widely anticipated as the Echo Buds, and initial reviews and impressions were mostly favorable.

But what are the Echo Buds, you might ask? The simple answer is that they’re Amazon’s first real attempt at truly wireless smart earbuds. The more complicated  [Read More…]

It isn’t that hard to watch YouTube on an Echo Show

Have you ever wanted to watch your favorite YouTube channel on your Echo Show device? Perhaps you want to have a music live stream playing in the background, or maybe you’re following the latest political drama on C-SPAN. You may have heard conflicting and confusing information on whether or not you could even get YouTube on an Echo Show device. While there’s no official way to do it, there’s an easy workaround.

Products used in this guide Solid  [Read More…]

Get crystal-clear HD audio on your Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon’s Echo Studio is an amazing product in its own right, but it was tailor-made for Amazon’s newest music service, Amazon Music HD. With up to 10 times the bitrates and streaming quality of “regular” music streaming services, Amazon Music HD delivers an entirely new audio experience to your Echo.

Products used in this guide Booming sound: Amazon Echo Studio ($ 200 at Amazon) A new aural experience: Amazon Music HD (From $ 13 per month at Amazon)  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Auto launches in India for ₹4,999 ($70)

India is only the second market where the Echo Auto has been launched.

What you need to know Amazon has quietly launched the Echo Auto in India. The Echo Auto enables users to access Alexa in their car to do things like play their favorite music, make phone calls, set reminders, and more. It has been priced at ₹4,999 ($ 70) in the country and will be available for purchase starting January 15.

Amazon today launched the  [Read More…]

Now that you have a shiny new Amazon Echo, here’s what you need to do

Now that your Echo is out of the box, we’re here to help you set it up properly.

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Families are getting together, meals are being shared, and presents are being exchanged. If you were one of the millions of fortunate folks who happened to be gifted an Amazon Echo smart speaker or a smart screened device, then congratulations! You’re surely excited to set it up, put it through its  [Read More…]

Let’s spend those gift cards on some post-holiday Echo accessories!

Another holiday season is upon us, and we hope it’s been a happy one for you thus far. If you were one of the millions who received a new Amazon Echo device for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Festivus, or whatever holiday you celebrate, then congratulations, you just got a great new gadget! As you begin to unbox and discover your new Echo, you may be wondering what else you can do with it. Well, we’ve compiled a list of awesome  [Read More…]