Free Google Nest Mini for all YouTube Premium, YouTube Music and Google Play Music subscribers in the US

Google are literally giving these smart speakers away. If you have a YouTube Premium, YouTube Music or Google Play Music subscription in the US, you may be getting a Google Nest Mini device soon. If…

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen brings Alexa to their portable speaker

B&O update their Beoplay A1 with Alexa, waterproofing, all-day battery and improved sound to make it an ideal portable speaker choice. Renamed to Beosound A1, the premium compact speakers updates bring it up to speed…

How to adjust Alexa’s volume – three different ways

There are three ways to quickly turn up or down your Amazon Echo’s volume. Each is suited to different situations. 1. “Alexa, volume 5.” The easiest way to change the volume is using voice commands….

“Alexa, Shazam yourself!” – How to get Alexa to identify songs that are playing

Who needs Shazam? Speaker with Alexa can get her to recognise the music she’s playing and tell you all about it. When you’re listening to music through any Alexa-enabled smart speaker you can ask her…

Apple to release HomePod 2 later this year

The update due later this year will reportedly fix the two major flaws with the original HomePod, adding third-party streaming support and dropping the price. Apple are said to be ready to release their first…

This new quarantine game lets you play with friends from home + your smart speaker

This party game sets you the task of talking to your Smart Speaker in just the right way to win this new quarantine game. Hey Robot is a game that’s been building support on Kickstarter…

Amazon Music has over 55 million listeners

For the first time ever Amazon have shared details on just how many people are streaming music with them, because it’s pretty impressive. Amazon have started 2020 by revealing for the first time ever how…

Listen to Apple Podcasts now on Echo speakers

Alexa has given in and nearly a year after adding Apple Music to her music streaming database, she’s playing podcasts. Get your favourite podcasts playing around the house from Amazon Echo speakers. Apple Podcasts are…

Amazon’s first battery-powered Echo speaker has launched

Amazon’s latest Echo speaker launch changes the game for the Smart Speaker that has defined an entire market of AI-powered music devices. Amazon’s new smart speaker is called the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition….

Hey Alexa, speak Hindi; Amazon updates assistant for India

Amazon Alexa can now talk to half a billion people in India as the assistant gets support to speak in Hindi. Hindi is spoken by roughly half a billion people in India, whilst English is…