Alexa

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...

Amazon Unveils Alexa Voice Remote (3rd Gen) for $39.99 in Canada

Amazon has quietly launched pre-orders for its new third-generation Alexa Voice Remote, which now includes TV controls, and is available for pre-order at the price of $39.99 in Canada. Amazon says the remote does not work with Fire TV Editions Smart TVs, but does allow you to control the following Fire TV devices: Fire TV...

Amazon Alexa on iOS Gains Dark Mode, New Accessibility Feature

Amazon has updated its Alexa app on iOS to bring dark mode support, plus text scaling for improved accessibility. The Alexa iOS app will default to light mode, but will change to dark mode to match your smartphone’s display settings. Dark mode is “coming soon” for the Android Alexa app, an Amazon spokesperson told iPhone...

Amazon Reportedly Working on Wall-Mounted Alexa-Powered Hub

Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa-powered hub with which to control your entire smart home. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Amazon's Lab126 hardware division is thought to be working on a digital command center powered by Alexa and acting as the one device from which your entire smart home is controlled. It's expected to be...

New Feature Lets You Use Text Commands for Alexa on iOS

An Amazon spokesperson has told The Verge that the company is testing a new feature for its iOS Alexa app called "Type with Alexa," that will allow users to type out Alexa commands, instead of having to say them out loud.  “Type with Alexa is a Public Preview feature available to iOS Alexa app customers...

Amazon Alexa September Round-up: Telus Optik TV Skill and More

September 2020 has been quite an eventful month for Amazon as the company announced a handful of new Alexa devices, including next-generation Echo devices, all-new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, as well as the new WiFi 6-compatible eero Pro 6 and eero 6 mesh systems. In addition to these key hardware releases, Amazon also...