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Echo Show FAQ and Alexa Intercom FAQ

Echo Show FAQ and Alexa Intercom FAQ

Echo Show starts shipping this week, and Amazon’s also been rolling out intercom functionality to Alexa devices via over-the-air updates. The time has come to post an Echo Show FAQ and Alexa Intercom FAQ. The Echo Show and intercom update are not yet available outside the U.S., but don’t worry. By the time they get […]

Alexa Contact Blocking: It’s A Thing Now!

Alexa Contact Blocking: It’s A Thing Now!

When Alexa calling and messaging was first released, there was a major hole: no ability to block. Yesterday an Alexa app update closed that hole.

How To Disable Alexa Calling

How To Disable Alexa Calling

More details on the Alexa communications privacy flaw that’s been discovered, and how to disable Alexa calling.

All About Alexa Music

All About Alexa Music

How to access music via Alexa devices (including free music), how to control playback, and how to deal with common problems.

The Multi Alexa Household: What’s Shared, What’s Specific To Each Device?

The Multi Alexa Household: What’s Shared, What’s Specific To Each Device?

If you own more than one Alexa device some functions and settings that are shared across all devices, some remain tied only to one specific device.

Crosspost: How To Opt Out Of Amazon Seller Emails

Crosspost: How To Opt Out Of Amazon Seller Emails

A cross-post from my Digital Media Mom site, about how to opt out of Amazon seller emails. Not specific to Alexa, but of interest to most Amazon shoppers.

Amazongeddon II: How To Check Amazon Server Status

Amazongeddon II: How To Check Amazon Server Status

#Amazongeddon II, The Force Stays Asleep, happened today: a bunch of Amazon’s servers went down.

Common Alexa Problems, Glitches and Fixes

Common Alexa Problems, Glitches and Fixes

Six of the most common Amazon Alexa issues and fixes, including hub and smart home device problems, Airplay problems and LIFX bulb setup.

Troubleshooting Alexa Connectivity & Streaming Issues

Troubleshooting Alexa Connectivity & Streaming Issues

Easy solutions for problems with Alexa connectivity and streaming.

How To Create Alexa Reminders

How To Create Alexa Reminders

The ability to create Alexa reminders isn’t yet available, but there’s an easy way to fake it using the Alexa mobile or web app.

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