Starting today, US customers who are interested in early access to the collaboration will be able to summon Cortana on Echo devices & enable Alexa on their Windows 10 PCs & Harman Kardon Invoke speakers.
Late last week, Amazon launched ‘Alexa Cast’ for its Echo line of smart speakers. Alexa Cast allows you to cast audio from the Amazon Music app on your phone to the Echo & Alexa-connected speakers without having to use your voice.
Reports: PC Mag, The Verge
The direct line will ensure that consumers will be presented with up-to-date locations, hours of operation & service.
Use voice control for hands-free access to music, news, navigation & more. Plus, a built-in dash cam gives you forward collision warnings.
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Amazon makes all recent recordings available for listening in the companion Alexa app for iOS & Android.
The couple’s conversation about hard flooring was recorded & “dispatched” by Alexa. Amazon says it’s a rare development but the question of paramount concern is – does Alexa’s software have a “recording” facility in-built?
Reports: KIRO-7, Martketwatch, CNBC Recode
Amazon has invited developers to participate in a “developer preview” that will allow them to use as many as 8 ‘Amazon Polly’ US English voices for utterances in their Alexa apps. And, it’s for free.
Amazon’s announced the general availability in the US for in-skill purchasing, which allows the creator of an Alexa skill to sell Content to an Alexa user–both one-off purchases & monthly or yearly subscriptions.
With this capability, Alexa can remember any information for the user so that the user will never forget.