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Spotify belatedly extends Alexa podcast control outside the US

Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Americans have had the option of Alexa voice control for podcasts on Spotify since the end of 2019, but the rest of the world has had to sit tight. That creature comfort is finally reaching other parts of the world, though. Spotify has enabled Alexa control for podcasts in 11 more countries, including …

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Amazon makes it easier to link smart home devices to Alexa

Nathan Ingraham / Engadget Amazon is making it easier for you to connect devices to your Alexa ecosystem with its latest feature. When Device Discovery is enabled on your Alexa app, you can go to the More section then Add a Device. You’ll see products on your WiFi network that you can link to the …

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The first Alexa-connected toy kitchen goes on sale for $300

Kris Naudus / Engadget All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of the time of publication but are subject to change. After …

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New Amazon hardware: Ring drones, Echo Dot 4th Gen, Wi-Fi 6 Eero and more

Enlarge / One of many devices introduced today, the 4th-generation Echo devices is a cloth-covered sphere with a halo at the base, contrasting with the squat plastic cylinders of earlier generation Echoes. Amazon Today at Amazon’s hardware launch event, the company announced new Ring, Echo, Eero, and Fire devices. Amazon also announced a new gaming …

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Alexa can bark at intruders from your Echo for $49 per year

Amazon Amazon has announced Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard service that turns Echo speakers and smart displays into home security devices. Guard Plus can try to deter potential intruders by playing warning sounds like barking dogs and send you a notification if it detects one while you’re away from home. Your device …

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Amazon’s back-to-school deals include a $75 Echo Plus

Amazon All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon is joining the back-to-school sales rush, and like many companies its bargains reflect the learn-from-home reality of the pandemic. …

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Amazon offers steep discounts on a host of Echo speakers

Billy Steele/Engadget All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon is known to discount an Echo device every now and then, but now? It’s going all-out. The internet …

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Get two 10-inch Echo Show displays for the price of one

Nicole Lee/Engadget All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. If you buy something through one of the links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Best Buy is making it easier than usual to outfit your home with smart displays. It’s running a sale …

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Readers tell us why the Echo Show 5 is their ideal smart display

Of all the smart displays on the market right now, many of you went for the Echo Show 5. Amazon’s mid-sized model features a sunrise alarm, quality sound and of course, the Alexa assistant. When senior editor Nicole Lee reviewed the Echo Show 5, she was impressed with the small device’s ability to compete with …

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