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  1. Android News

    Apple HomePod getting crushed by Amazon Echo and Google Home

  2. Android News

    Alexa will talk less if you turn on new Brief Mode

    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.
  3. Android News

    Amazon Echo now reads your first Audible book for free

    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.
  4. Android News

    Alexa gets Follow-up Mode to listen to consecutive requests

    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.
  5. Android News

    Blind test sees Google Home Max beat the Apple HomePod

    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.
  6. Android News

    You can now use Alexa to send SMS messages

    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.
  7. Android News

    Amazon’s Super Bowl ad preview teases new voices for Alexa

    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...
  8. Android News

    Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to Australia and New Zealand

    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.
  9. Android News

    Amazon has reportedly shipped three times the amount of smart speakers compared to Google

    A new report has been released which claims that Amazon has shipped three times the amount of smart speakers compared to Google. However, this report only shows figures through September 2017.
  10. Android News

    Amazon will begin selling Chromecast and Apple TV

    After Google began blocking YouTube on Amazon Echo devices for their anti-competitive shopping practices, Amazon will begin selling the Chromecast and Apple TV again.
  11. Android News

    Amazon Echo now streams Spotify and SiriusXM to multiple rooms

    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...
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    BBC launches Alexa skill for live radio and podcasts

    Every BBC radio station and podcast is now accessible through Amazon's Alexa assistant thanks to its new Alexa skill.
  13. Android News

    Deal: $20 off 2nd-gen Amazon Echo

    Once again, Amazon's 2nd-Gen Echo has dropped to $80. That makes it a $20 discount to get one of the best Alexa devices in your home.
  14. Android News

    Deal: Amazon Black Friday Early Access with Alexa

    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...
  15. Android News

    You can now buy and sell smart home devices on Swappa

    Swappa has added a new Home Tech section that allows you buy, sell, and trade home smart devices like the Google Home and the Amazon Echo.
  16. Android News

    Amazon is releasing a red Echo to help fight AIDS

    Amazon is releasing a red version of its newly redesigned Echo speaker in order to help contribute to AIDS research.
  17. Android News

    Google Home and Amazon Echo were vulnerable to the Blueborne exploit

    A security researcher firm has published a notice saying that the Blueborne exploit affected Google Home and Amazon Echo, but both companies have since released patches to address this exploit.
  18. Android News

    Amazon brings Alexa, Echo, and Prime Music to Canada

    The Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot are coming into Canada December 5 with introductory pricing from today for those who pre-order in Canada.
  19. Android News

    Amazon Echo update brings the bass

    A new update available for the second generation Amazon Echo has increased the bass available on the unit from when it launched, as noted by Engadget's reporting.
  20. Android News

    Deal: Up to 60% off Amazon Alexa devices

    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.
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    Amazon Echo and Google Home now lets you talk to Pikachu

    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.
  22. Android News

    New Echo and Echo Plus start shipping today

    Amazon's latest Echo and Echo Plus devices are now shipping after being revealed last month.
  23. Android News

    Deal: Amazon Echo for $75

    Woot has the Amazon Echo for $75 today only. This is the first time we've seen the device this low when being offered brand new.
  24. Android News

    Amazon Alexa and Echo products finally make debut in India

    Amazon has finally brought Alexa to India. With it come several Echo products, including the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus.
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    Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls in North America

    All Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to the US, Canada, and Mexico. No extra hardware is needed to make it work.