If you have an existing Apple Music account and own an Amazon Echo smart speaker, we have news that you might find interesting. While Echo smart speakers currently support music streamers like Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and Pandora, starting on December 17th, Apple Music will join the club. As noted by The Verge today, starting next month Echo owners with an Apple Music subscription will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artists and albums. In addition, Alexa will be able to access Apple Music's curated playlists and streaming radio stations.Echo users who want to listen to Apple Music will have to go to the Alexa app, enable the Apple Music skill, and link their account. That's all that is required. Of course, you do need to have an Apple Music account. Apple is currently offering a three-month free trial to first-time users. After that, the service costs $9.99 a month, $14.99 a month for a family subscription (with up to six lines) and $4.99 monthly for a student … [Read more...] about Apple Music will stream over Amazon Echo smart speakers starting next month
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Strategy Analytics have come out with a new survey showing the number of Amazon Echo’s, Google Home’s and Apple HomePod’s that are owned in the US, this was based off of a survey in July/August. The numbers might be a bit surprising actually. According to this study, nearly 61-percent of Americans own some form of an Echo device from Amazon. With the Amazon Echo taking 23-percent, Echo Dot at 21-percent, Echo Plus at five-percent, Echo Spot, Echo Show and Echo Dots Kids Edition at four-percent each. Meanwhile, the Google Home has about eight-percent install base, with the Google Home Mini sitting at seven-percent and the Google Home Max at two-percent. Finally, the Apple HomePod comes in with just four-percent install base. This is likely not all that surprising, given the large number of different devices that Amazon has, running Alexa. And the fact that these devices are routinely discounted pretty heavily, allowing you to pick them up dirt cheap. But to see the … [Read more...] about Survey: At Least 88% Of Americans Own An Amazon Echo Smart Speaker
One of the hottest tech devices of the last couple of years has been the Amazon Echo smart speaker. The device is powered by the cloud based AI assistant dubbed Alexa by the online retailer. Alexa has been so popular that Motorola is going to include it on some of its Moto branded handsets this year. The U.S. version of the Huawei Mate 9 will also feature Alexa handling the same tasks that Google Now usually takes care of.Amazon is rumored to be working on an enhanced version of the Echo smart speaker which will feature a video screen. This device has the code name "Knight,." and will be able to answer more complex questions than those models that don't sport a screen. Amazon might try to speed up the introduction of this model in order to stay ahead of Google in this competitive market. Google Home, the search giant's smart speaker, features Google Assistant and last week it added multi-user capabilities, something that the Amazon Echo does not feature.Amazon and Google are numbers 1 … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo smart speaker with video screen is in the works?
Late last month, we passed along the news that Amazon is preparing a successor to the Echo smart speaker. The next-generation gadget was said to feature a video screen, making it quite unlike anything else on the market right now. It looks like those rumors may pan out, for a high-resolution render depicting the purported hi-tech intercom appeared online, confirming the intel.Unfortunately, there are no details to accompany the leaked image. We can see that the display shows the time, weather, and your schedule. It also invites you to issue voice commands for Alexa, such as "What's on my calendar?" We suppose a screen can provide plenty of value to a smart device with a built-in AI voice assistant that's under ongoing intense development. But we'll have to see it in action to get a proper understanding for its potential.One thing is for sure, though – a display will certainly differentiate the next Echo speaker from competitors like Google Home and Microsoft's upcoming Invoke. It … [Read more...] about New Amazon Echo smart speaker with display leaks in high-resolution image
posted on 05 May 2017, 16:01 3 1. Neoberry99 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Jun 2015) Looks nice. posted on 05 May 2017, 17:09 5 2. NoFanboy (Posts: 300; Member since: 18 Nov 2013) Welcome back to 1980 posted on 05 May 2017, 18:01 0 5. Unordinary (unregistered) Was gonna say.. looks kinda silly posted on 05 May 2017, 18:29 0 6. aegislash (Posts: 1261; Member since: 27 Jan 2015) Reminds me of an old school Mac...I quite like it. 7. Unordinary (unregistered) Reminds me of one of them anti fog shower mirrors with FM radio and a soap tray, lol posted on 05 May 2017, 17:33 0 3. irossdrummer (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Jan 2015) By then it's not even a speaker anymore lol posted on 05 May 2017, 17:42 0 4. aegislash (Posts: 1261; Member since: 27 Jan 2015) Amazon is killing it with these smart speakers. Bet they wish they had ventured into this turf ages ago and that the embarrassment known as the Fire Phone had never even been thought … [Read more...] about Comments for : New Amazon Echo smart speaker with display leaks in high-resolution image