FAQ Part 13: Mailbag, Alexa Communities

Publication Date: 2/23/18 - The Alexa FAQ series concludes with some mailbag questions, and links to online Alexa communities. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 2/23/18, but is subject to change in the future as the Alexa service and devices evolve. The types of questions I...

FAQ Part 12: Comparing Alexa Devices

Post Updated: 8/4/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with a post comparing Alexa devices: if you're trying to decide whether to get the Echo, Echo Plus, Dot, Show or Spot, this post should help. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 2/16/18, but is subject to change in the...

FAQ Part 11: Alexa Calendar Integration

Publication Date: 2/9/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about Alexa calendar integration: which calendars are compatible, and the available voice commands to use with them. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 2/9/18, but is subject to change in the future as...

FAQ Part 10: Alexa Flash Briefing

Publication 1/26/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about the Alexa Flash Briefing: what it is and how to set it up. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 1/26/18, but is subject to change in the future as the Alexa service and devices evolve. Flash Briefing...

FAQ Part 9: Using Alexa To Control Your TV

Publication Date: 1/19/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about using Alexa to control your TV. I'm afraid the news here isn't too great, however. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 1/19/18, but is subject to change in the future as the Alexa service and...

FAQ Part 8: Alexa Alarms, Reminders and Timers

Publication Date: 1/5/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about Alexa alarms, reminders and timers. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 1/5/18, but is subject to change in the future as the Alexa service and devices evolve. Differences Between Alexa Alarms,...

FAQ Part 7: An Alexa Intercom System with Alexa Drop-In

Publication Date: 1/3/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about how to use Alexa as an intercom system with Alexa Drop-In. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 1/3/18, but is subject to change in the future as the Alexa service and devices evolve. Also note...

FAQ Part 6: Alexa Calling and Messaging

Publication Date: 12/31/17 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about Alexa calling and messaging. Amazon has over a dozen help pages on this topic and I can't cover all of that information in one post, so I'll go with a Q&A format and provide links to the relevant Amazon posts where needed. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note...

FAQ Part 5: Alexa Music Commands & Services

Post Updated: 11/21/18 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about listening to audio through Echo devices, using Alexa music commands. This is another long post, but it's another big topic! Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this update, on 11/21/18, but is subject to change in...

FAQ Part 4: Alexa Privacy and Security

Publication Date: 12/28/17 - The Alexa FAQ series continues with information about Alexa privacy and security concerns. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to view all other posts in the series. Note that the information provided here is accurate as of this writing, on 12/28/17, but is subject to change in the future as the Alexa service and devices evolve. Q: Is Alexa listening to, and...