The launch of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones saw many firsts for the company, including 120Hz screens, wireless charging, and official IP certification. But perhaps one of the biggest features of the new phones is their tie-in to Alexa and the Amazon ecosystem.
Amazon's Echo Show 5 is one of the latest Echo devices with a screen. Now Alexa not just tells you everything you want to know, but shows you too! You can even stream shows and movies from services like Prime Video, music from Spotify, and more.
When I reviewed the Amazon Echo Buds in late 2019, I commented that they were a solid first attempt to help get Alexa out of the house and make her more useful on the go. The Echo Frames, which were announced at the same time as the Echo Buds, are the latest of Alexa's steps into the wider world. I'll tell you what I thought of them after my first few days with them.
Most of us know by now that we can ask Amazon's Alexa questions like "what's the weather" or requests like "turn on the kitchen lights," but the smart voice assistant actually has a few tricks up her sleeves. We'll show you some of the more obscure skills that Alexa has to keep you entertained and productive.
Alexa will now help with some coronavirus concerns. In a new update to the digital assistant, users can receive screening questions revolving around possible symptoms and travel history with CDC approved answers to help guide their next steps.
Amazon Echo smart speakers make it easy to ask Alexa questions, play music, and order goods, but for some in the family, it can be just a little too easy. We'll show you how to keep your little ones from ordering stuff you don't want or don't need through your Echo with Alexa.
An Amazon Music update brings a new understanding of music to Alexa's digital brain, including the ability to request live or album versions of songs, music in different languages, and even a more natural voice when Alexa speaks.
The Amazon Echo Dot lets you talk with Alexa and ask questions, stream music, listen to the news, and more, and now you can bring that same functionality to your car with the Echo Auto bundled in for only $10 more than the Echo Dot usually costs.
Amazon has updated Alexa with topical support for the U.S. elections and the NBA. For users interested in more practical matters, the assistant now informs you of traffic conditions and severe weather alerts.
These Bluetooth earbuds connect to Alexa so you can hear the news, play music, and more just by asking. They last for up to 8 hours with each charge and drop to just $12 when you clip the on-page coupon and use the following code at checkout.
These tiny smart speakers plug right into an AC outlet in your home so you can speak with Alexa, stream music from services like Spotify, control compatible smart home devices using only your voice, and more. Use the following code to save on two.
Ask Alexa to play music from your favorite streaming service, set alarms and timers, control your smart home, and more. The speaker also has an integrated LED clock plus support for Bluetooth, AirPlay, multi-room audio, and more.