Alexa

New Amazon Alexa Wake Word “Ziggy” Now Available in Canada

Customers in Canada can now try a new wake word for their Amazon Echo devices, “Ziggy." To change the wake word, simply visit the Alexa app, select your device, select from one of the existing available wake words, Alexa, Computer, Echo, Amazon, and now Ziggy. All wake words can be used with any voice option including...

Amazon Alexa Challenges 10-Year-Old Girl to Touch Live Plug with a Coin

According to a BBC News report, Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant recently asked a 10-year-old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted plug, after the girl asked Alexa for a "challenge to do". Dubbed "the penny challenge”, the activity has been circulating on TikTok and other social media websites for almost...

Amazon Debuts New Alexa Voice Option in Canada

Amazon has announced a new Alexa voice option in Canada, available today, and rolling out over the next few days. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, change your voice” and the virtual assistant will toggle to its new voice option, which is a male voice. You can change to this new voice option...

Amazon Devices News Roundup for October 2021

There's a lot happening with Amazon devices in Canada this month, so here's a roundup of the latest news--check it out below: All-New Echo Buds Now Available Amazon's second-generation wireless Echo Buds became available for pre-order on October 12, and started shipping October 21. The new Echo Buds come in Black or Glacier White, with...

Amazon Canada Gets Alexa Ready for Hockey Season

While the 2021-2022 hockey season has only just begun, hockey fans in Canada have never needed to stay on top of sports news so often. That’s why starting today, Alexa is offering sports updates, historical statistics, quizzes, podcasts, and more. From the return of NHL Highlights to stay close to your favourite hockey team, to new game-day...

Amazon Alexa September Roundup: Alexa for Everyone, New Fire TVs, and More

Amazon Alexa is getting smarter and more complex every single day by finding new ways of applying learned behaviours to new and different scenarios. For the month of September 2021, below are the top Alexa updates you should know about. Alexa for Everyone Amazon Canada announced its donation of over 500 Echo Shows to not-for-profit organization Connected...

Amazon Canada Brings New Sportsnet NHL Trivia Skill for Alexa

Available starting today, Amazon and Sportsnet have introduced a brand-new Sportsnet NHL Trivia skill for hockey fans across Canada. Fans can enable the skill by simply asking, “Alexa, open Sportsnet NHL Trivia.” With the Sportsnet NHL Trivia game, host Jeff Marek asks ten weekly questions designed to test your hockey knowledge. With game modes like...