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If there's a storm headed your way and you suspect the power may go out, consider putting your Alexa-enabled device in "do not disturb" mode. To do this, simply say, "Alexa, do not disturb." If the power returns in the middle of the night, you won't be awakened when your device reboots and Alexa loudly announces, "HELLO!"

Do not disturb mode must be turned on individually for each Alexa-enabled device and you will still be able to issue commands to your device while in this mode.

If you're looking to communicate with someone via an Alexa-enabled device such as the Echo Dot or Echo Show and you haven't added them to your mobile phone's address book, you can manually add their contact information via the Alexa app.

Open the Alexa app on your mobile phone > Menu > Contacts > Tap 3 dots on upper right corner > Add Contacts.

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So you’re an engineer ready to join the smart home revolution, but you’re not sure how to pair your not-so-smart product up to the best (or most cost-efficient) technology platform? Although there isn’t a “best in class” solution for everyone, there are a few factors to take into consideration before you select and invest in the right solution for your needs.  

Winning Lottery Numbers
Think you've got the golden ticket? You can ask Alexa for the most recent Powerball and Mega Millions lottery numbers. "Alexa, what are the winning Powerball numbers?" She'll reply with the most recent information, you can also inquire about a specific date.

Print Your Grocery List
If you'd like to print out the grocery list you created by voice through Amazon Alexa, follow these steps. Access the Alexa app from a computer: https://amzn.to/2P5kia. Select "Lists" from the menu on the left. Open your desired list and select "Print" on the upper right of the screen. Happy shopping! 

Determine the Distance Between Destinations
If you're in trip planning mode, Amazon Alexa can help you quickly determine the general flight time between destinations. Ask, "Alexa, what is the flight time between Milwaukee and New York?

 

Digitally delight a family member on their special day by setting up a birthday routine for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Here's how to do it:
Open the Alexa app and click on the menu (3 lines on the upper left).
Select "Routines" > Plus sign on top right > "When this happens" > "Schedule"
Choose whether you'd like to schedule your message for a specific date/time or would rather trigger it with a phrase.
Next, select "Add Action" > "Alexa says" > "Phrases" > "Birthday"
Select from numerous birthday messages.
Once you've chosen an action, press "Add" at the bottom. You can then either add another action or if finished, select "Create."

Get ready to impress the park patrons this firework season when you share the exact moment the sun is expected to set and the fiery shower of light will hit the skies.
Check in with Amazon's Alexa for the scoop on the fourth, say, "Alexa, when is sunset on July 4th? " (or any other day) and you'll be the most informed spectator at the show.
Can't make it out to see a live display this year?  Enjoy a private fireworks show with the Amazon Alexa skill "Fireworks Display(Audio and Visual)." Those who own an Alexa-enabled device with a scree nwill be treated to a colorful display, those without a screen can enjoy the sounds of a firework celebration.  Enable the skill and say "Alexa, launch Fireworks Display." Click the blog title for the full scoop. 

Get ready for major digital deals as we head toward the fourth annual #AmazonPrimeDay, which kicks off at 3 PM EST on July 16th.

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Prime members only: Amazon Echo Show $129 (regularly $230).

Echo Spot with Ring Video Doorbell: $278 (regularly $379).

Amazon Tap, $85 (regularly $130).

Amazon has recently released the Fire TV Cube, a device which allows users to control TVs, A/V receivers and sound bars that are compatible.  Cube owners can check out live TV with cable or satellite boxes from Comcast, DIRECTV/AT&t U-VERSE, DISH and more.  The Fire TV allows you to play, pause and resume content within many apps including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, SHOWTIME and others -- the list keeps growing.  

And all of those Amazon Alexa skills you typically rely on on other devices to check out -- those are here too, available to activate by voice on your TV.  

 

Planning for an upcoming road trip? You can ask Amazon's Alexa how long the drive will take. "Alexa, how long will it take to drive to Los Angeles, California?" She'll respond with the drive time from your location to the desired destination.  If you're the type who likes to get a little exercise in before the day starts, you can ask "Alexa, when is sunrise in Santa Monica, Ca ...

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 From conversation to cloud storage, we’ll partner with you to carry the voice of your brand to consumers where they live and work. Whether you need custom software architecture or integration with third party systems, our experienced developers will help you navigate toward the "Works with Alexa" badge. Email Jill@creamcitydigital.com to start a conversation.