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October 30, 2017

Amazon Alexa app goes live in India ahead of Echo release

The Amazon Alexa app is now available on Google Play in India. The app is vital to setting up Amazon’s lineup of smart speakers and it just so happens that those are launching in India too. In addition to speaker setup, the app can show you your previous searches, display the currently playing music, and set up new skills. 

To beef up the functionality of the Alexa assistant in India, Amazon teamed up with local companies to create India-specific skills. These companies include NDTV, Ola Cabs, Saavn, Sportskeeda, Syska, and Time of India, among others. This means you can ask for your tech news from NDTV or current events from the Times of India with a simple voice [...]

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July 24, 2017

Alexa makes its way to HTC U11 in the UK

Last week, HTC rolled out Alexa to its U11 smartphone in the US. The company has now also released Amazon’s digital assistant for its flagship in the UK.

Alexa basically transforms the smartphone into a portable Amazon Echo. Just like the Google Assistant, you can control it with various voice commands that allow you to check the weather, control various smart devices you have in your home, and use any of the 15,000-plus skills in the Alexa Skills Store. To learn more about it, check out our hands-on video below.

HTC U11 owners in the UK  can now use both Alexa and Google Assistant on their device. Although they are quite similar in a lot of ways, [...]

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July 17, 2017

Crowdfunding project of the week: COVI is an Alexa-powered light

Sunday is back and here at Android Authority we have yet another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ for you. This is where we highlight some of the hottest campaigns from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?

Other featured projects:

LAER laptop sleeve keeps all your devices charged Flipp is a “beautiful and simple” music remote UrbaNext turns any bicycle into an electric one

Have you been looking to get a digital assistant speaker? One of the best options is the Amazon Echo, but the fact that Alexa is open to manufacturers means plenty of other options are coming – COVI is one of them.

COVI is a smart light, but it can do much [...]

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June 10, 2017

Deal: Amazon Echo and Kindle devices see huge discounts for Father’s Day

In case you weren’t aware (but of course you were, because you’re all good kids), Father’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re looking for something special to get your tech-savvy dad, you’ll want to pay attention.

Amazon is discounting a ton of its Echo and Kindle devices, just in time for Father’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a new voice-enabled Echo, Echo Dot, Tap, or a Kindle e-reader, there’s bound to be something on this list that suits yours and your dad’s respective fancies.

Don’t miss: Amazon Echo vs Dot vs Tap: Which is right for you? March 31, 2017

All of the Echo and Kindle deals listed below begin Sunday, June 11 at 12 a.m. [...]

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