IPL 2019: Track live cricket scores on Amazon Echo with Alexa

As the IPL fever grips the entire nation, Alexa is prepping up with knowledge about the various teams, players, match schedules and trivia. From now, Amazon Echo users will be able to easily track live cricket match scores and follow their favourite teams and cricketers using simple voice commands. Continue reading “IPL 2019: Track live cricket scores on Amazon Echo with Alexa”

LG to bring more voice recognition controls to home appliances to more markets

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LG Electronics has announced that it will aggressively expand its voice recognition-enabled smart home appliances this year. With the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) partners Google and Amazon expanding sales of AI speakers globally, LG anticipates a simultaneous increase in demand for appliances supporting voice recognition. Continue reading “LG to bring more voice recognition controls to home appliances to more markets”

Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform gets support for Alexa voice development kit

Qualcomm, back in 2017 has announced the Mesh Networking Platform to provide customers with support for smart devices into their homes. The company has expanded its ability with the introduction of the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit for Amazon AVS. Continue reading “Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform gets support for Alexa voice development kit”

Apple Music integration on Amazon Echo speakers finally goes live

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After announcing Apple Music support on Amazon Echo speakers, the update is now rolling out in the US through the Alexa app on iOS and Android a few days ahead of schedule. You can now connect your Apple Music account with Echo speakers through the Alexa app and use Apple’s music streaming service with Alexa voice control. Continue reading “Apple Music integration on Amazon Echo speakers finally goes live”

Amazon Alexa now available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs

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Amazon has released its Alexa app for Windows 10, while it was available for selected Windows laptops, today marks the official launch of the app in the Microsoft Store. You can download and install the app on any Windows 10 PC with no specifications requirements.  Continue reading “Amazon Alexa now available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs”

Qualcomm introduces first Bluetooth smart headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa

Qualcomm Technologies has announced the industry’s first qualified end-to-end Bluetooth Smart Headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa for users of Android phones with the Alexa app. It is based on Qualcomm’s Bluetooth audio chips; QCC5100-series. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces first Bluetooth smart headset reference design featuring push-button activation support for Alexa”

Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode now rolling to Echo devices

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Amazon’s Alexa is getting a new Whisper mode feature which is rolling to users in the USA and works in U.S English language. As the name suggests, it is particularly useful during bedtime or nighttime scenarios, when you want to keep the room as quiet as possible.  Continue reading “Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode now rolling to Echo devices”

Amazon introduces new Alexa features including Skype calling, FreeTime gets kid-focused routines, podcasts

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Apart from announcing new Echo products, Amazon is also introducing new Alexa features. These new capabilities include entertainment features like the left-right stereo pairing, TIDAL, and Amazon Music New Release Notifications; productivity features like email management, step-by-step cooking, and location-based Routines. Continue reading “Amazon introduces new Alexa features including Skype calling, FreeTime gets kid-focused routines, podcasts”

Amazon said to be working on 8 new Alexa-powered devices including a microwave, amplifier and more

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According to a latest report, Amazon is said to be planning on introducing at least 8 new voice-controlled Alexa-powered devices before the end of the year. The devices include a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a sub-woofer, and an in-car gadget. Continue reading “Amazon said to be working on 8 new Alexa-powered devices including a microwave, amplifier and more”

Syska Smart Table Lamp with Amazon Alexa support launched in India at Rs. 3699

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SYSKA LED today has launched a WiFi-enabled Smart Table Lamp which is compatible with Amazon Alexa. Users will have to sync the smart table lamp with Alexa and once it is enabled, it can be controlled using voice command given by the user. Continue reading “Syska Smart Table Lamp with Amazon Alexa support launched in India at Rs. 3699”

DishTV gets Amazon Alexa skills for voice-assisted TV viewing, content discovery

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Dish TV today has launched its skill for Amazon Alexa in India. These skills will help users find programs and provide recommendations on programs, movies, sports, and music. With the help of Alexa, customers will now be able to enjoy voice-assisted TV viewing and content discovery. Continue reading “DishTV gets Amazon Alexa skills for voice-assisted TV viewing, content discovery”

Amazon Alexa gets kid-focused skills in India

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Amazon today has launched a new category of Alexa skills that are specifically for children under 13 years of age in India. These skills will bring back experiences and characters from renowned Indian and global brands such as Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, ChuChu TV, PAC-MAN, Hungama, Appu Series, Videogyan, HooplaKidz, Playablo, Moshi Twilight, and Bob the Train. These skills can be accessed on all Amazon Echo devices as well as from Alexa app for smartphones. Continue reading “Amazon Alexa gets kid-focused skills in India”

Amazon Alexa now lets you control smart home cameras, ACs, TVs, set-top boxes and more with voice

Amazon India today has announced that Echo users can now control their Smart Home cameras, ACs, TVs and set-top boxes with just their voice. You can switch on the lamp, turn on the geyser without getting out of bed or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie without lifting a finger.  Continue reading “Amazon Alexa now lets you control smart home cameras, ACs, TVs, set-top boxes and more with voice”

Amazon now lets anyone create personalised Alexa skills and responses

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Amazon today introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints which is a new way to create your own personalized skills and responses for Alexa. Users can now take advantage of the easy-to-use templates to create customized experiences for Alexa within minutes just by filling in the blanks. Continue reading “Amazon now lets anyone create personalised Alexa skills and responses”

Alexa’s new Follow-Up mode can now handle back-to-back requests

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Alexa has a habit of making users say, Alexa, over-and-over for every back-to-back request. However, those days are now gone as Amazon has introduced a new follow-up mode that can now handle back-to-back requests which is aimed at making conversations feel more natural. Continue reading “Alexa’s new Follow-Up mode can now handle back-to-back requests”