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Amazon Alexa and Voice Technology: It's time to start a conversation

Smart speakers are now the fastest growing category of consumer tech, and that means the desire for smart home products is booming. If you're thinking of upgrading to a smart thermostat or security camera, you may be eligible for a rebate.

Although the verdict is still out on the usefulness of the Alexa-enabled Amazon Dash wand, Amazon has quietly updated the software to include a timer, one of the features consumers felt would make this kitchen helper more useful. Check out the Dash Wand in action:  

Alexa, what' the song that goes <insert lyrics? > Can't remember the name of a song? Try singing it to Amazon's Alexa. If recognized, she'll offer to play the song or provide you with multiple versions to select from. Amazon Echo Show owners will be able to view and select from song titles and album covers. 

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7 Amazon Alexa commands to create a spirited soundtrack for your holiday tradition

You may already start your morning off by asking Amazon's voice-enabled Alexa for the news or weather, but there are a host of additional skills available to help you kick off your day and increase productivity throughout.

When it comes to party staples for Halloween, Amazon Alexa-enabled device owners will have no need to toil and trouble.  Five skills have emerged from the shadows of the Alexa skill store to treat party hosts to a boo-tifully hands-free event. 

With the recent introduction of six new members of the Amazon Alexa family, Apple's HomePod slated for release in December, and reportsthat Google is working on a high-end version of the Google Home, it's clear that the voice revolution has arrived.

Although Amazon was not targeting elderly or disabled adults with the creation of the Echo device, one of the most promising aspects of the Echo's assistive technology is its ability to offer easily accessible information and services to consumers who may have a difficult time interacting with computers or mobile devices.

By now, you're probably familiar with the Amazon Echo, Dot and Tap devices, Amazon's popular voice-controlled speakers that enable users to listen to music, check the weather, create shopping lists, or control smart-home devices simply by directing the right command at the device.  The brains behind these voice-controlled devices is Alexa. Alexa was chosen as a device name by Amazon for a few reasons...

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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.