Showing posts with label Echo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Echo. Show all posts

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Amazon's Alexa Now Features Named Multiple Timers

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Beep! Beep! Beep! What was the timer for?

That's no longer a problem for Amazon's Alexa  on Echo speakers..

Alexa now allows you to name your timers.

For example, you can create a timer named "laundry" and another one named "pizza".

Just use your device's wake word (Alexa, Computer or Echo) and then "Create a 30 minute timer called Laundry".

When the timer goes off, it will also tell you the timer's name.

You can also create named reminders for a specific date and time.

Alexa is our favorite personal assistant.

And with her growing set of skills, Google, Microsoft and Apple need to up their game to match Amazon's lead.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Amazon Echo Now Plays Jeopardy!

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"What is the new game on Amazon Echo?"

Amazon's Echo home internet device now offers daily Jeopardy questions.

The American quiz show, created by legendary Hollywood star Merv Griffin, is now available on the Amazon Echo.

Daily questions, written by the show's writers, come from a wide range of categories including sports, pop culture, travel, and world history.

There are six new clues to play each day.

Don't forget to answer in the form of a question!

If you have an Echo device, open the Alexa app and enable the Jeopardy! skill.

To start playing, just ask "Alexa, start Jeopardy".

Have fun!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Amazon Echo Now Reads Audible Books

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Is there anything the Amazon Echo can't do?

We'll, yes.  But it is learning new tricks all of the time.

Now Amazon Echo will read Audible books to you.  And Amazon Echo also supports Whispersync for Voice so you can switch between reading and listening Kindle Unlimited books.

Listening to an audiobook is easy.

  • To listen to an audiobook, just say "Alexa, read <Audible Book Title>".
  • To pause an audiobook, just say "Alexa, pause".
  • To resume the current book you're reading by saying "Alexa, resume my book".
  • To control the playback say "Alexa, go back" or "Alexa, go forward"
Note, in these examples the <Wake Word> is "Alexa" but you can change it to "Amazon" by changing the wake word in the Echo app settings.

Source: Amazon


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