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The latest news and guides surrounding Amazon Alexa. Whether you’re looking for tips for using your Echo device or better ways to utilize the voice assistant in general, we’ve got you covered.

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Best Amazon Echo deals: Save on Pop, Show, Dot, and Studio

Whether you're planning to buy an Amazon Echo smart speaker or an Amazon Echo Show smart display, check out the best Amazon Echo deals that we've rounded up.
Amazon Alexa Map as seen on an iPhone.

How to connect Alexa to iPhone

Amazon Echo Show 10.

The most common Echo Show problems and how to fix them

The Amazon Smart Thermostat hanging on wall.

How to fix an Amazon Smart Thermostat that’s unresponsive

Woman in bed looking toward Echo Dot.

How to use all Amazon Alexa alarm clock features

The Hubspace app shown in front of a living room.

Home Depot’s Hubspace is a great way to start building your smart home

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) on table.

What an Alexa red ring means and how to fix it

The Vizio OLED 4K HDR TV in living room.

How to connect Alexa to your TV for smart voice control

An Echo Hub mounted on the wall near a living room.

Echo Hub vs. Echo Show 8: Which is the best option for your smart home?

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 installed near a door.

How to use Amazon Echo as a doorbell chime

Drop In on the Amazon Echo Show 10.

How to Drop In on an Echo, Echo Show, or Echo Dot

Alexa listening indicator.

Protect your personal data: how to secure an Alexa device

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Can Alexa call 911? How to set up Alexa for emergencies

You may be wondering whether or not Alexa can call 911. Here's how to use Alexa to help promote safety.
Amazon Echo (4th Gen) on a kitchen counter.

How to change Alexa’s voice (and language)

Is Alexa's default voice not your cup of tea? You can change Alexa’s settings and have her speak in another language or regional accent. Here’s how.
Echo Dot 4th Gen Clock Model

How to change Alexa’s name or the name Alexa calls you

This guide explains how to change Alexa's name, as well as the name Alexa calls you, in a few easy to follow steps.
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Amazon might launch a paid version of Alexa later this year

Amazon is reportedly working on a new version of Alexa, called Alexa Plus, that will feature generative AI and carry a monthly fee. Here's what we know so far.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 release)on a table with a yoga matt and water bottle.

The best Amazon Alexa smart speakers

Like using Alexa to control your smart home, play music, and interact with Amazon? These are the top speakers with Alexa built-in. Find the best model for you!
An Amazon smart display on a kitchen counter.

Alexa adds new features to help with your holiday shopping

Amazon is rolling out new features to Alexa, allowing you to scan handwritten shopping lists to the app and get instant access to the best deals.
A 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe in front of a giant Amazon box.

Amazon and Hyundai partner on online car sales, in-car services

Future Hyundai vehicles will get Amazon Alexa Built-in apps, and the two companies will collaborate on car sales through Amazon.
Amazon Echo Show 15 Smart Display on a wall.

The best Alexa skills to use on your Amazon Echo in 2023

Amazon Alexa has changed the way we live and play with tech. Here, we compiled some of the best and most useful skills that you can add to your Alexa today.
An Amazon Echo Show 8 shows the weather forecast.

The Amazon Echo Show 8 looks like a photo frame, kicks like a boombox

Spatial audio and a smart home hub help elevate the new Echo Show 8 above its predecessors, but it's a modest refresh.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 at the Devices Event 2023.

Adding AI to Alexa is the brain transplant we’ve all been waiting for

Present-day Alexa sucks. But new generative AI features promise the type of effortless interaction we’ve been promised for a decade.
Amazon Echo Hub.

The Amazon Echo Hub is almost the whole-home hub I’ve always wanted

A first look at the new Amazon Echo Hub shows a wall-mounted (or not) screen that may well solve your smart home control issues.
Amazon SVP of Devices and Services Dave Limp demonstrates the Let's Chat feature of Alexa, powered by AI.

At long last, Amazon brings AI features to Alexa

Alexa is getting even smarter, thanks to improved learning models and generative AI capabilities. It's all coming soon to an Echo device near you.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat hanging on wall.

Break out of a rut with these useful summer-focused smart home routines

From managing your air conditioning to adding life and color to your outdoor ambiance, here are the best smart home routines you can use throughout the summer.
Echo 4th Gen speaker on table.

What is Amazon Alexa, and what can it do?

What exactly is Alexa? How exactly does it work? Here's everything you need to know about how Alexa works, where it comes from, and how it can help you.
Amazon Echo 4th Gen smart speaker on a table.

Best Amazon Alexa accessories: lights, plugs, thermostats, cameras, and more

Looking to make your home the smartest on the block? Check out our guide to the best Alexa-enabled devices that work with Amazon's all-encompassing Echo lineup.
Nest Smart Thermostat on wall.

The best smart thermostats for Alexa

Get a smart thermostat that plays nice with Alexa and you can adjust your home temperature with a few commands to the nearest Echo speaker.
A blue Echo Pop sitting on a table.

How to set up the Echo Pop

The Echo Pop is an affordable smart speaker that offers full support for Amazon Alexa. Here's how to set up your new Echo Pop, along with tips for using it.
Amazon Echo Pop in four colors.

Echo Pop vs. Echo Dot: which is the better smart speaker?

The Echo Pop is the newest member of the Echo family. But is it better than the Echo Dot? Here's a closer look at these two smart speakers to help you decide.
Amazon logo on the headquarters building.

Amazon to pay $30M in FTC settlements over Alexa, Ring privacy violations

Regulators accused Amazon of violating privacy laws on a number of fronts, though the tech giant denies breaking the law.
The Amazon Echo Pop and its retail box.

Amazon Echo Pop Review: a perfectly priced Alexa

The Amazon Echo Pop is the least expensive way to get into the Alexa ecosystem — and you basically get what you pay for. Which is good.
Ring Floodlight Camera placed on a wall outside.

How to turn off Amazon Sidewalk on Ring devices

Amazon Sidewalk is a local networking feature that keeps your Ring devices online in the event of a web outage. Enabled by default, here's how to turn it off.
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What to know before you enable Alexa Guard

Compatible Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays can help protect your home with a feature called Alexa Guard. Here are all of the details you need to know.

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