Tag Archive: Support


Polk Audio’s Alexa-enabled soundbar picks up multi-room support

Polk Audio Command Bar is the first third-party speaker to support Amazon’s multi-room music protocol.

Polk Audio’s $ 249 Command Bar is one of the best options if you’re looking for a soundbar with Alexa integration, and the speaker is now picking up support for Amazon’s multi-room music (MRM) protocol. Essentially, you’ll now be able to group the Command Bar with the rest of your Echo devices and Alexa-enabled devices for seamless multi-room audio.

So if you’re  [Read More…]

Moto Z4 Play renders show off a waterdrop notch and Moto Mod support

Looks like your Mods will keep on working for another year.

Over the last few months, we’ve seen leak after leak for Motorola’s Moto G7 line of phones that are expected to be released at some point this year. Following all of that, we now have our first look at another phone from the company that should see a release in 2019 — the Moto Z4 Play.

Renders of the phone were shared on CompareRaja and provided  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Echo devices will gain support for Apple Music in mid-December

Get ready for it.

Amazon today announced that Apple Music support is coming to its Echo lineup of speakers in the coming weeks, allowing Apple Music subscribers to ask Alexa to stream their favorite songs, artists, albums, and more. Users will also be able to stream Beats 1 live and play any of the curated playlists from Apple Music editors or ask for their preferred algorithmically-generated radio stations.

While you’ve already been able to stream to your  [Read More…]

The latest Big Mouth Billy Bass is made to be a rockstar with Alexa support

“Billy Bass, play Despacito.”

Earlier this year, Thrifter reported on Amazon’s upcoming expansion of Alexa functionality with its Gadgets Toolkit release, and some hilarity-inducing products using these new features are now available to pre-order via Amazon.

Releasing early December, the star of this latest lineup of devices might look a bit familiar to you. Big Mouth Billy Bass has been a beloved singing prop that’s graced the walls of hallways and bathrooms since the late 1990s, featuring  [Read More…]

Does the Sony WH1000XM3 support Siri?

Best answer: Using the touchpad on the side of the right ear cup, you can interact with Siri when the WH1000XM3 are connected to an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Amazon: Sony WH1000XM3 ($ 348)

Voice assistance on demand

One of the most useful features of Sony’s WH1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones is the touchpad surface on the right ear cup, which makes it quick and easy to perform various commands without cluttering the headphones with half a dozen  [Read More…]

Does the Sony WH1000XM3 support Google Assistant?

Best answer: You can use Google Assistant on the WH1000XM3 to ask questions or control your music, along with reading back notifications as they come in.

Amazon: Sony WH1000XM3 ($ 348)

Google Assistant in your ears

Sony’s latest pair of over-the-ear headphones is already one of our favorites on the market, thanks to its great sound quality and unrivaled active noise-canceling, but it’s made even better with its tight integration with Google Assistant. Whether your phone  [Read More…]

Android will support foldable displays, but developers need to do the work

Phones are going to start folding, and Android will be ready.

Foldable phones are on the (very near) horizon, and Google’s pledging official Android support for the new form factors from the start. The support comes both in the core Android software itself, but also in APIs for app developers to use. Google’s thinking about “foldables” as effectively having two states: one when the device is opened up as a single display, and another when it’s folded in half  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets big 5.0 update with Windows Timeline support

It’s Time for Timeline.

Microsoft Launcher’s big update to version 5.0 is now rolling out to everyone on Android, coming a little over a month after first launching for beta testers. This update brings several added tweaks and features, but the biggest addition by far is Windows Timeline integration.

Timeline support has been a long time coming, with Microsoft promising its eventual release earlier this year. Now, when you’re signed into the same Microsoft account on your  [Read More…]

Does the OnePlus 6T support wireless charging?

Best answer: The OnePlus 6T does not support wireless charging, but with a large 3,700 mAh battery and extremely fast Fast Charge system, it’s really not that big of a deal.

OnePlus: OnePlus 6T ($ 550)

The OnePlus 6T doesn’t support any type of wireless charging

Unlike most phones that were released this year, the OnePlus 6T does not support any kind of wireless charging.

OnePlus has previously hinted that it’ll add wirelsss charging to its  [Read More…]

What live TV services does the Amazon Echo Show support?

Best answer: The Amazon Echo Show supports live TV with Alexa skills, and now directly with support for Hulu. You can watch any programming that’s included in your Hulu subscription on the Echo Show, as well as a variety of TV stations that can be accessed through Alexa’s skills.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Show ($ 229.99)

What’s an Amazon Echo Show?

The Echo Show is the next generation of the Amazon Echo, its groundbreaking wireless, voice-controlled smart  [Read More…]