Amazon’s Echo Auto and Alexa app may soon becoming your driving companion

Amazon are updating their Alexa app, providing a simplified in-car display with music, navigation and communication controls for driving. Amazon’s Echo Auto serves as your Alexa in the car. With 8 microphones, Echo Auto will…

Amazon’s new redesigned 4th-gen Echo Dot comes in Kids Editions

Launching at the same budget-friendly $50, the new Echo Dot aims to bring Alexa into all homes, making asking questions, smart home controls and listening to music a breeze. Amazon update their best selling smart…

Amazon look to compete with Spotify’s growing monopoly on podcasts

In the quest to move beyond music streaming Spotify have nabbed some of the world’s biggest podcasts but they may find a competitor in Amazon. Last week Spotify announced that Joe Rogan was moving his…

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…

Marshall unveil their new bluetooth speakers with AirPlay 2 and Alexa

Marshall have revealed their new Uxbridge Voice speaker with all the modern streaming and voice control action you can ask for. In recent years Marshall have gone beyond their long lasting legacy as guitar amp…

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…

The first smart speaker shower is coming

We’ve finally come to the point in technology where we will be showering under internet connected speakers and now we need to ask do we really want this? As we continue to pad our homes…