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How to create an Amazon Alexa skill from Blueprints

If you want to customize your Amazon Echo experience, then there's no better way than through Skills. Obviously, you can ask Alexa to do various different things like provide updates on the weather or wake you up at a certain time, but you can do a lot more than that thanks to some of the...

How to replace Kinect and use an Amazon Echo to control your Xbox

Once upon a time, Microsoft had the Kinect. It was, for its time, an extremely advanced piece of tech that counted among its features full voice control of your Xbox One console. Fast forward a few years and Kinect has joined the great Microsoft tech graveyard. But you can still get voice control for your...

Here are some of the best Prime Day deals on Amazon Echo products

Amazon is offering some amazing discounts on its Echo range of smart home products this Prime Day. We've already covered some amazing deals on Echo smart speakers and displays and, in case you missed those, we now have access to some more deals on Amazon's in-house smart home devices. Before we begin, let's quickly round up...

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is discounted by 40% for Prime Day

Prime Day is only around for two days and of course, there are some amazing deals on the Amazon Echo. True to form the company's own hardware is already on offer, with a tasty 40% discount on the best smart speaker you can buy. Now is certainly the time to grab an Amazon Echo (4th Gen)....

These are the Best Amazon Echo devices you can buy in 2022

Amazon has released a wide variety of Echo devices since the release of the first-generation Echo back in 2014. The smart speaker market has changed significantly over the years, but we think Alexa still dominates when it comes to smart home integration thanks to the innumerable Alexa Skills out there. And there are more ways...

These are the Best Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo devices you can use in 2022

Amazon's Echo lineup has many great smart speakers that can make your lives easier by automating some everyday tasks. You can use these speakers to summon Amazon's virtual voice assistant Alexa to automate day-to-day activities like turning off the lights. But there's more to Alexa than simply checking on the weather or turning off the...

Amazon Echo Sub vs Echo Studio: Which speaker to buy for your home in 2022

Amazon introduced the Echo Sub in 2018 as a solid option for those who wanted to add a bit more bass to their audio experience. It works with other Echo speakers to help create solid sub-bass that the speakers couldn't produce independently. While it was a solid addition to the Echo-heavy home, it had some...

How to connect your Android phone or an iPhone to an Amazon Echo smart speaker

In addition to playing music and managing a bunch of smart home devices, your Echo speaker can act as an audio output device for your smartphone. That's right, you can connect your Android phone or an iPhone to your Echo speaker via Bluetooth to use it as a speaker. You can then use the Echo...

Did Amazon discontinue the Echo Sub? What is the alternative?

The Echo Sub is Amazon's $130 subwoofer that works with other Echo speakers to put out a fairly solid bass. The company released it back in 2018 as a companion product for those who already owned a couple of Echo speakers. If you're shopping for a new speaker, you may be wondering if the Echo...

How to play FM radio on Amazon Echo speakers

Smart speakers powered by virtual voice assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant are capable of performing a lot more tasks than you might think. Amazon's Alexa, in particular, is known to be one of the most useful voice assistants out there, thanks to a variety of skills in Alexa's repository. There are thousands of...

How to update an Amazon Echo or Echo Show

Everything needs updating from time to time. Be that your phone or tablet, laptop or smartwatch, TV or smart speaker. Everything with smart features will likely need semi-regular software updates that add features or iron out bugs. In the case of the Amazon Echo, knowing if you have the latest updates or even triggering them...

How to create Amazon Echo speaker groups using the Alexa app

Smart speakers have become so ubiquitous lately that a lot of households have more than one speaker set up for playing music or controlling other smart home devices. Amazon's Echo speakers are quite popular in this regard as they can be easily paired with one another to create groups and play music in multiple rooms...