Amazon Alexa posts

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

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

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

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

How to use the Alexa Skill Blueprint Tool

May 24th, 2019 by

If you have an Alexa ecosystem and you don’t use the Alexa Skill Blueprint tool, you really aren’t optimising your Smart Home. Do not worry though! I will teach you how to use and make Alexa Skill Blueprints in this post and video (Coming Soon)! What is an Alexa Skill Blueprint? Have you ever wanted

Alexa Easter Eggs – The ultimate guide

May 21st, 2019 by

Our top 100+ Funny things to do with your Amazon Alexa All of these Amazon 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! I

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

Amazon Alexa – How to Setup & Connect

May 16th, 2019 by

Congratulations on obtaining an Amazon Alexa! If this is your first venture into the Smart Home world, I have some fantastic tips later in this blog to help you improve your quality of life! Or asking Alexa some really silly questions and jokes.

Alexa, the onboard AI which will help you perform everything you ask of it can respond to various voice commands and play your music, give you a daily report, read your audiobooks, tell you jokes and much more!

Alexa Guard – A complete guide on setting up

May 15th, 2019 by

Amazon has started releasing the latest update to the Smart Home Alexa Device, this includes older generations such as the 2nd Generation Amazon Echo. Alexa Guard automatically uses its onboard microphone to listen to specific sounds such as broken glass, smoke alarms & fire alarms.
Once this has been triggered you will receive a notification on your phone / tablet with the Amazon Echo app installed alerting you of the issue.

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