Amazon Echo Stories December 13, 2019

Apple has partnered with Amazon to launch support for Apple Podcasts on Amazon Echo devices. Starting today, Echo owners in the United States can ask Alexa to play any of the 800,000 shows in the Apple Podcasts directory.

To set up the integration, Echo customers must first link their Apple ID in the Alexa app. As well as asking Alexa to play a specific show, playback progress will automatically sync with all of your Apple Podcasts app across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

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Amazon Echo Stories July 10, 2019

UK NHS to provide health advice through Amazon Alexa

The UK National Health Service is partnering with Amazon Alexa to bring official government health advice to smart speakers like the Amazon Echo.

Amazon Echo Stories May 14, 2019

Amazon is rolling out a new feature for its Echo smart speaker devices called Alexa Guard. Alexa Guard turns your Echo into a mini-home security device. It will listen out for noises like smoke alarms going off or smashed glass, and send alerts to your phone including audio clips and quick access to a video feed (if your Echo has a camera).

Following a beta test last year, the feature will soon be available to all Echo owners in the United States. You can start using it by enabling Guard in the Alexa app.

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Amazon Echo Stories April 10, 2019

A new report from Bloomberg offers a look at the team of people that Amazon employs to listen to and monitor Alexa voice recordings. The report explains that Amazon employs “thousands of people around the world” to listen to voice recordings captured through its Echo devices.

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Amazon Echo Stories December 19, 2018

Amazon promises Apple Music integration coming to third-party Alexa-enabled speakers after Echo exclusivity

Apple Music integration with Amazon Echo speakers has been an interesting development. At first Amazon did all the marketing, with Apple remaining mostly quiet. Yesterday, we spotted Apple promoting the functionality on the App Store and also shared a new trick.

Now, Amazon has confirmed that it will be rolling out Apple Music support for third-party Alexa-enabled speakers.

Amazon Echo Stories December 13, 2018

How to set up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers and make default for Alexa

After an unexpected announcement two weeks ago, Apple Music integration has arrived Amazon Echo speakers. Read on for how to set up Apple Music on Amazon Echo speakers and make it the default for Alexa.

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