There's a new mode for Amazon Echo products called Brief Mode. While Amazon itself hasn’t made any announcements about the feature, Echo users around the globe are reporting their experiences with the new, less-talkative Alexa.
Amazon has a new way to reel you into Audible now that smart speakers are a big deal: give you a freebie just by asking. As of this week, anyone who's new to Audible can ask an Echo speaker to read a full audiobook at no cost.
Every few weeks, Amazon adds a couple of features to its Echo line-up or Alexa app, and today is no different. Rolling out now are two changes: a Follow-Up Mode for Echo speakers and the option to make calls, send messages, and drop in from tablets.
Yahoo conducted a blind test of smart speakers to see which sounded best to most people. The Sonos speaker was most impressive, with Google Home Max coming in second. The Apple HomePod was third, beating only the Amazon Echo.
Amazon Alexa is deepening its messaging capabilities by allowing users to send SMS messages. The new service will let people use their Alexa-enabled devices to send a message to anyone in their contacts list, as long as you have an Android-powered device.
A preview of the commercial Amazon will be showing at this year’s Super Bowl suggests that Amazon may be about to bring new voices to its Alexa assistant. There's no hard confirmation, but the ad goes out of its way to show Alexa losing her "voice," and Bezos is not worried because the...
Amazon is expanding its smart assistant lineup to two new markets. Amazon customers in Australia and New Zealand can take advantage of Amazon's virtual assistant starting February 1. Today, customers in these markets can pre-order three different Echo devices: the Echo, Echo Dot, and the Echo Plus.
Amazon has added multiroom support for Spotify and SiriusXM to let you play the tunes of your choice across more than one Echo at a time, including groups. Multi-speaker Spotify streaming is only available in a handful of countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and Germany. SiriusXM is...
Black Friday Early Access starts today with Alexa Voice Shopping. Starting at 5pm PT | 8pm ET, save $20 on an Echo Dot, $15 on a Fire TV Stick, $50 on an Echo Show, and more, only available when you order with Alexa.
Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote $24.99
Echo Dot $29.99
Fire 7 Tablet $29.99...
Amazon is having a big sale to celebrate Alexa's third birthday. They're taking up to 60% off Alexa devices, including their own original Echo line, as well as products from companies like Logitech and Eufy.
A new internal document from The Pokemon Company reveals you'll soon be able to talk to Pikachu using Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The Pikachu Talk service is scheduled to start this year in Japan and will be coming to the rest of the world in 2018.