Alexa

Spotify Free Users in Canada Can Now Ask Amazon’s Alexa to Start Playlists

Spotify Free, the streaming music service’s ad-supported service, can now be streamed to Amazon Alexa devices by using your voice. According to Spotify, Amazon Alexa users in Canada can say something like, “Alexa, play Listening Together on Spotify,” in what the company says is a "seamless, easy and frictionless way to listen to your favourite...

Study Shows Kids are Skeptical About Amazon Alexa’s Answers

A new study titled Who Do I Believe?: Children's Epistemic Trust in Internet, Teacher and Peer Informants recently published in the Journal of Cognitive Development has found that while adults might be willing to take Amazon Alexa’s answers as facts, kids are a bit more skeptical (via CBC News). The researchers asked five- to eight-year-old Chinese children questions...

Here’s How Alexa Can Bring More Fun to Your Holidays

Amazon has just shared 10 ways its virtual assistant can make your holidays less stressful, by helping you with things like picking the right holiday music to smart home, shopping, reminders, and much more. As shared by lifestyle expert Kelle Hampton, here’s how Alexa can help make your holiday season more festive and easy. 1....

Amazon Debuts Multilingual Mode for Alexa in Canadian English and French

At its ‘Devices' event in Seattle, Amazon has today announced the launch of a new multilingual mode for its Alexa virtual assistant, which will initially be available in the U.S. supporting English and Spanish, in Canada with support for French and English, and in India with support for English and Hindi (via TechCrunch). According to...

Apple Music Now Available on Amazon Alexa Devices in Canada

Amazon has announced today you can now listen to Apple Music on your Echo devices in Canada. The company told iPhone in Canada in a statement, "Apple Music subscribers can now enjoy Apple Music’s 50 million songs on Amazon’s full range of Echo devices." This new ability means you can now ask Alexa to play...

How Amazon’s Alexa Plans to Take Over Your Car

A recent report by Fast Company features Alexa's integration with cars of the future. Amazon has a demo car to show off what Alexa can do inside a vehicle. Fast Company visited Amazon's Seattle headquarters for a preview of the company's Alexa-integrated concept electric car. Inside a car, Alexa Auto, of course, can do regular tasks...

Amazon to Allow Customers to Disable Human Review of Alexa Recordings

Alexa users who don’t want their recordings reviewed by third-party contractors finally have an option to opt-out. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Amazon said Friday that it will now let customers disable human review of their Alexa recordings, following similar steps by Apple for Siri and Google for its Assistant. The new policy, implemented Friday, allows users to take their recordings out...

Amazon Says Some of Your Alexa Data is Never Deleted

In response to a letter sent out by US Senator Chris Coons to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding answers on how long Alexa keeps users’ voice recordings and transcripts and what that data gets used for, Amazon has revealed that some of the user data from conversations with Alexa is never deleted, even if people remove the...