Date: 2017-12-07 02:09
Want to play music on an Echo in another room? Now with multi-room music, you can tell Alexa to play across your Echo devices—available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify (coming soon) Bluetooth not supported. Tell Alexa to play jazz in the kitchen, top pop in the living room, or play the same song downstairs. Learn more
IFTTT (short for If This, Then That) is perhaps the most powerful service you can connect to your Amazon Echo. It s an endlessly flexible middle man that helps Alexa connect to tons of other products and services that don t yet have official Alexa integrations.
When Amazon executive Dave Limp first saw the pitch for the product that would become Echo in 7566, his main reaction was doubt.
You can find more fun Audible commands here , but that’s not all you can do with books. Amazon also offers several Kindle books that don’t have audio companions but you can hear through voice synthesis.
Skills add even more capabilities such as ordering take away from Just Eat, requesting a ride from Uber, checking train times from National Rail and more. Enabling skills lets your Amazon Echo Dot do even more simply discover and enable the skills you want to use in the Alexa App.
Our colleagues at USA TODAY are always finding new ways to tell the news, and that now includes Alexa! USA TODAY offers both a skill where you can ask for the news by section, as well as Flash Briefing integrations for seven different podcasts. The podcasts include I Tell My Husband the News and Cup of Politics , as well as podcasts from three local USA TODAY Network newspapers.
It's hard to make heads or tails of the Echo Button until we get our hands on it, but like the Echo Look camera , it seems more experimental than something Amazon truly expects to take off. It makes sense for the company to play around with what the Echo devices can do. Third-party companies are also throwing Alexa into things like portable radios , so why not try new things? Back at CES, it was clear that the Alexa ecosystem was exploding. It'll only have more room to grow if Amazon manages to bring the virtual assistant into new territory.
85. Alexa, tell a Democrat/Republican joke. She 8767 ll tell you one, but we won 8767 t guarantee it will be a good one.
You can pair your phone or tablet with the Echo over Bluetooth and use it as a wireless speaker. Once paired, you connect/disconnect it by telling Alexa to do so. Once connected, open the app on the phone and play music normally and it plays through the Echo speaker system. It's not the best audio system, but it's good enough for casual listening.