• Fire TV Cube gains a one-way intercom feature called ‘Alexa Announcements'

    9 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Fire TV Cube owners can now use their media streaming device to broadcast announcements around the home, similar to a one-way intercom. Amazon says it's launching a feature called “Alexa Announcements,” which allows customers to speak to Alexa on the Fire TV Cube, then have their message announced in their own voice to all other Alexa-enabled devices in their household.
    For example, you could announce that “the movie is about to start,” or say “Alexa, tell everyone that dinner is ready,” and have the message sent to your Echo devices or other compatible Alexa-enabled devices registered to...
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  • Amazon Music customers can now talk to Alexa more naturally

    Amazon Music customers can now talk to Alexa more naturally

    9 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon Music, reportedly the third-largest subscription-based music service worldwide, is doubling down on voice. The company is today announcing the launch of new set of features that will allow Amazon Music customers to chat with Alexa in a more natural way in order to find and play the music they want to hear. The features allow Amazon Music customers and Alexa to engage in back-and-forth conversations to narrow down playlist options, and will allow users to tell Alexa what songs they like or hate, and have her remember.
    Alexa's integration with Amazon Music isn't new. The company has...
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