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Amazon Echo Show 8 2021 launched in India for ₹11,499

Amazon's Echo series of speakers have gained a fair bit of popularity in India over the years. The speakers produce good sound, have smart functionality with Alexa, and can be used to control other appliances. Moreover, Amazon has made these Echo speakers available in the country at relatively affordable prices, at least for entry-level models...

You can now trigger Alexa Routines with multiple phrases

Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, supports a variety of commands. You can use it to play your favorite songs, get weather updates, answer queries, read out the news, and much more. Additionally, you can use Alexa to control smart home devices. On top of that, Alexa offers a feature called Routines that lets you automate tasks...

How to Enable the Male Voice on Amazon Echo Speakers

Amazon's Echo lineup of speakers is quite popular in most households. They're affordable, have good enough sound quality for most people, and well, they're smart. All the Echo speakers come with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, in-built. Alexa can answer your queries, play your favorite tracks, order stuff for you from Amazon, and do a host...

Verizon’s Alexa-enabled Smart Display will launch in beta this fall

Verizon has been working on a smart display with 4G connectivity for a while. We got our first look at the device earlier this year in March when it received certification from the FCC. At the time, we learned that the device would feature an 8-inch 1280x800 display, 4GB RAM, a front-facing camera with a...

Sonos demands action against Google to force voice interoperability on smart speakers

Eddie Lazarus, Chief Legal Officer at Sonos, has demanded legislative action against Amazon and Google to force voice interoperability between Alexa and the Google Assistant. Sonos has developed a technology that allows the concurrent use of multiple voice assistants. This means that you would be able to call the Google Assistant in one sentence and...

Tasker can now create Alexa routines for controlling smart home devices

Tasker is one of the best automation applications for Android, allowing you to change settings or open applications based on a wide range of activation methods. It can also plug into voice assistants and smart home devices with the separate AutoVoice plugin, opening up even more possibilities. Today, a new update to the AutoVoice Tasker...

Amazon now has a dedicated Alexa voice assistant app for the Xbox

Microsoft's Xbox offers support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant so you can control certain features of the gaming console using voice commands. For instance, you can ask Alexa to turn on or turn off your Xbox or fire up your favorite game. There is now a dedicated Alexa app for the Xbox on the Microsoft...

Amazfit GTS 2 mini gets Alexa support with latest update

A few weeks after launching the GTS 2 and GTR 2 in India last year, Amazfit launched the affordable GTS 2 mini smartwatch in the region. The budget-friendly smartwatch featured a square aluminum alloy and plastic case with a 1.55-inch AMOLED display, a host of fitness tracking features, and a built-in microphone to help users...

OnePlus Nord N10 5G in Europe now supports hands-free Amazon Alexa

If you have a OnePlus Nord N10 5G, you can now fully ditch the Google Assistant in favor of Alexa. While you can set Alexa as the default voice assistant on pretty much any modern Android phone, the overall experience may not match up to that of Google Assitant. For example, you can’t use your...

Amazon is reportedly making a wall-mounted Echo smart display

Amazon is allegedly developing a new Echo device described as a “smart home command center.” The device, which will reportedly come out at the end of 2021 or even the end of 2022, is said to feature a large touchscreen and work best when mounted on a wall. According to Bloomberg, the wall-mounted Echo will do...

Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant will allow companies to create custom voice assistants

Amazon has announced a new initiative that will allow automakers and other manufacturers to create custom voice assistants. The program — Alexa Custom Assistant — is built directly on Alexa technology, and will give companies the tools and flexibility to create their own unique wake word, voice skills, and capabilities. According to Amazon, the program will...

Amazon Echo Show can now stream movies and shows from Netflix

Amazon has announced the availability of Netflix on the Echo Show. According to the company’s announcement, users can now watch their favorite movies and TV shows from the streaming service and expect some new video features on the device as well. This is similar to what Amazon offered last year where it allowed users to...