Amazon Alexa posts

Will Alexa work without WiFi?

July 5th, 2019 by

Simply put, no, The Alexa devices will not work without a WiFi connection and cannot be localised as they need a constant connection to the Amazon servers. 5 Reasons Google Home Is Better Than Alexa Fix Echo “Having trouble understanding you right now” This is because of the way the devices work when you send

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How to connect Alexa to your new smart TV

July 2nd, 2019 by

“Alexa, Play Friends” Whilst I don’t actually watch TV very much as I use it mostly for my Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and RetroPi (I may actually cover this on my blog as it’s a cool home addition for you and your friends!), I do have a tendency to go back and watch older films

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Alexa won’t delete all your Amazon Echo data. Here’s the best you can do

June 14th, 2019 by

Amazon keeps everything you say to your Echo device and you can’t actually delete all the data from your end. The only way to completely remove everything from your Amazon account in terms of data is via a formal request which requires you to call Amazon Customer Service. This will remove all voice recordings and

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Echo Show 5 – Amazon Announcement

May 29th, 2019 by

If you read my prior blog post, you’ll know that there were rumours of the Amazon Echo Show 5 which appears to have skipped a few numbers. However, as per the Amazon Press release, I can confirm that the Echo Show 5 has been announced for $89.99. Alexa adds new features, including how-to videos from

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Amazon Echo Show 5 – The Rumours and Release

May 29th, 2019 by

UPDATE 9 AM EDT: This has been released and is being covered in this blog post Whilst I’m not one to believe if this is going to come out, word on the street is that today the Amazon Echo Show 5 will be released/announced. Supposedly, the Amazon Echo Show 5 will be smaller than the

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Does Echo Spot Work With Ring Doorbell?

May 27th, 2019 by

Yes, the Echo Spot works with the Ring Doorbell products and does display a live video feed of the camera in the Ring Door Bell to the Echo Spot. The Echo Spot is essentially another tool which allows you to access your Ring device quickly. Simply ask Alexa “Alexa, Show me the Back Door“, Replacing

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Fix Echo “Having trouble understanding you right now”

May 27th, 2019 by

If you’ve landed on this post, it means you’ve had the same issue I’ve encountered. Rather than spending countless hours looking for a solution, hopefully, I can condense it down for you! The symptoms of this issue are a red light and Alexa constantly telling you: “Sorry, I’m having trouble understanding you right now. Please

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Alexa Easter Eggs – The ultimate guide

May 21st, 2019 by

All of these Alexa Easter Eggs can be tried on your Amazon Echo, Tap or Dot and some of which have multiple responses/replies, have a laugh with these and let me know in the comments if you have any further easter eggs! As you’re aware, I use the Amazon Echo Dot all over my place.

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The Only Amazon Alexa Skills and commands you need for your Echo device

May 18th, 2019 by

To install an Amazon Alexa Skill, you will need to login to your app via a mobile device or website browser and navigate to “Skills”, from here you can search these skills or use the links in this post to set this up directly. You can read more on installing Skills at my blog post

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Funny things to ask / do with Alexa

May 17th, 2019 by

Alexa has a humorous side, believe it or not! It just takes a few commands before you’re rolling on the floor laughing. It couldn’t be any simpler than asking Alexa to “Tell me a joke”, you’ll get the same repeated jokes with various formats and some funny replies.

However, what if I told you that you could unlock the AI’s funnier side with a few simple questions/triggers? Try it out yourself!