Top 11 Alexa Skills You Need to Know About

Skills are to Alexa what Apps are to mobile phones. Skills let you add new functionality to Alexa and your Echo, Dot or Tap. Most importantly, they let third party developers add new features to Alexa that Amazon could never have done on their own. Soon there are going to be five thousand skills available for Alexa.    Read More >>> about Top 11 Alexa Skills You Need to Know About

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Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Google Home

Google Home is the most recent voice assistant to gain entry into my living room. Setup is fast and it works well. Google Home is especially good at conversational questions and answering difficult questions.

I have found a couple of tips that make it easier to work with the Google Home. Here are tweaks you can use to get Google Home to work the best for you and your household. Read More >>> about Top Tips for Getting the Most out of Google Home

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How to Use Alexa on your FireTV

The FireTV is Amazon's set top box, used for streaming movies, playing music and enjoying games and designed to sit next to your television. There are two versions of the FireTV. 

One (called simply 'FireTV') is a small set-top box, which sits in your entertainment center and has a cable to plug into your TV.  The other (called 'FireTV Stick') is about the size of a USB Flash drive, and plugs into the back of your TV. There are two versions of the stick.  For the most part, all of these devices support Alexa. The only one does not is the first generation FireTV Stick. If you have one of those original FireTV Stick's, you can purchase a remote control with voice capability. Read More >>> about How to Use Alexa on your FireTV

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8 Ways to Play Beautiful Sweet Music on Alexa Echo

If you like music, you will love Alexa, the voice-powered, intelligent assistant built into the Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap. We have seen a shift from listening to MP3 files to streaming music from online services. When it comes to listening to music, Alexa takes a little different approach to playing back the music you want. Everything is streamed! But not all is lost. We'll find out how to play MP3 files from the Echo in a moment. Read More >>> about 8 Ways to Play Beautiful Sweet Music on Alexa Echo

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One Fun, Free & Fantastic Game on Alexa

Most folks don't think of their intelligent assistant as a worthy game player.  Yet, as a result of the ability to add third-party skills, the Amazon Echo with Alexa can and will play games.  We are not talking about console style video games or even mobile games.  Instead, we are talking about entertainment which is more like being told a story, which you can respond to and change the outcome!  Does this sound interesting? Read More >>> about One Fun, Free & Fantastic Game on Alexa

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