Love My Echo Relaunch – Welcome!

This marks the beginning of a new era of Love My Echo! It has been a while since the site has been active and a lot has happened in the world of Alexa. In the next few weeks, expect updates to past articles and new articles centered around these changes. In addition to new content, the site has not only gone through a visual overhaul, but (almost) a voice overhaul as well. Many of our future...

9/6/19 Updates to Love My Echo

As many of you have noticed, there has been a severe lack of content on Love My Echo over the last few weeks. I have been hard at work revamping Love My Echo to bring all of you improved experience. I have a few other writers on board to provide a wider range of content in the future. I greatly appreciate everyone's support and patience while the site goes through these changes. Thanks...

Meet The New Boss

Post published 8/5/19 - Well gang, it's time for your ol' pal April to be moseying on down the trail, and I'm passing the reins to a capable Alexa Champion who I trust to do right by you. Meet the new boss: Austin Wilson. Who is Austin Wilson? Austin is a young and very promising Alexa developer who's also a strong communicator, and I'm sure he has a lot to offer consumers and Alexa developers...

Please, Stop & Think Before You Post Negative Alexa Skill Reviews

Most LME readers surely know by now that I also write Alexa skills. Sometimes we developers miss the mark in our Alexa skills, and take it on the chin in the form of negative, but fair reviews. But all too often, our skills are unfairly slammed with negative reviews that are based on factors completely outside our control. We are begging you: please, stop and think about that before you post...

Alexa Fast Tips Friday: Mail Bag

It's once again time for a Love My Echo Mail Bag post, sharing the questions readers are writing in to ask and my responses to them.     Q: Is this the right platform for suggesting Amazon Echo and Alexa product ideas? No. Love My Echo is not an Amazon site, and I do not work for Amazon. However, Amazon has left a standing invitation for Alexa users to offer feedback via the Contact Us...

10/6/17 Alexa Fast Tips Friday: Alexa Discussion Groups

Welcome to LME's 10/6/17 Alexa Fast Tips Friday. Today I want to help out everyone who's upset about Amazon's decision to shut down its online customer discussion forums, and looking for alternative Alexa discussion groups.     First, An Announcement We all have moments of weakness and temptation, especially during the holiday season, and there's not always someone nearby talk us off...

8/26/17 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 8/26/17 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.     8/21/17: Things to Ask Alexa Statements and queries to try on Alexa for a funny or unexpected response. 8/22/17 AlexaDev Tuesday - Expanded Alexa Skill Royalty Program Last week...

8/19/17 LME Weekly Summary

Here’s the 8/19/17 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.     8/14/17: Things to Ask Alexa Statements and queries to try on Alexa for a funny or unexpected response. 8/15/17 AlexaDev Tuesday - A Simplified Approach To Coding Skills For Echo...

8/17/17: LME Schedule Announcement

I've been running this site during my night and weekend hours, on top of working a full time day job, for about two and a half years now. I'm having to face some hard facts about the limitations of my time and energy, so today I've got an LME schedule announcement.     I put a lot of time and effort into LME. Ads on the site only earn enough to pay site expenses and cover my time at a...

Amazon Rumor Mill: New Echo and Alexa Whole Home Audio

Publication Date: 8/8/17 - In the U.S. discounts on Echo and Dot have outlasted Prime Day by a few weeks now, and there may be a good reason for that. Rumor has it a new Echo and Alexa whole home audio are on the way.     The Whole Home Audio Whispers Earlier this week a German tech blog reported that Amazon has already made the necessary software changes to make Alexa whole home audio...