Alexa Sonos Integration Announced

Alexa Sonos Integration Announced

YES! At long last, Sonos has announced it is integrating Alexa voice controls for its sound system hardware.     Sonos Owners Have Been Waiting For This… At a special media event yesterday, Sonos announced integration of Alexa voice controls for its audio systems is currently in development. From Sonos’ press release: Sonos owners with […]

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Now Allows Audio Streaming In Alexa Skills

AlexaDev Tuesday: Amazon Now Allows Audio Streaming In Alexa Skills

Last week Amazon announced a new feature of the Alexa Skills Kit: audio streaming with playback controls! This new capability means it’s possible to write skills to play podcasts, audiobooks, music shows and other audio programming.     Amazon’s Dave Isbitski has the scoop: Before today, the Alexa Skills Kit enabled short audio via SSML […]

8/29/16 Stupid Alexa Tricks

8/29/16 Stupid Alexa Tricks

No special theme this week, just a collection of new queries to try on Alexa.     Say the wake word followed by any of the statements or questions below. For the horde! What is best in life? Multiple responses. How was your day? Hold the door. Game of Thrones reference. Who’s the leader of […]

8/27/16 Love My Echo Weekly Summary

8/27/16 Love My Echo Weekly Summary

Here’s the 8/27/16 LME Weekly Summary: links to all of the previous week’s posts along with a brief summary of each. Click through on the links to view the full post for any you’re interested in.     8/22/16 – Stupid Alexa Tricks: Music Appreciation Edition Alexa doesn’t only know how to play music, she […]

8/26/16 Freebie Friday: An Audible Comic Mystery + Halloween Soundtrack

8/26/16 Freebie Friday: An Audible Comic Mystery + Halloween Soundtrack

Welcome to Freebie Friday! Today I’ve got an Audible audiobook and an album based on John Carpenter’s Halloween theme music.     First up, it’s The Window Man: A Story From the Killer Women Anthology.     From Amazon: The Window Man is the first story in the Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 collection. […]

Amazon Echo Phone and Email Support

Amazon Echo Phone and Email Support

I put that big ‘ole Echo Help Desk link in the sidebar, but it seems a lot of folks who own Alexa enabled devices either aren’t clicking on it or don’t know about this site to begin with.     Got A Problem? Seems hardly a day goes by that I don’t see someone posting […]

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