Voice

Fire TV owners can now control Hulu, NBC, CBS and other video apps via their voice
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 Amazon Fire TV owners will now be able to control more video apps using Alexa and their voice, the company announced today. This feature lets you ask Alexa to “watch,” “play,” “pause,” [...]
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Amazon is putting Alexa in the office
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 The interface is evolving. What has long been dominated by screens of all shapes and sizes is now being encroached upon by the voice. And while many companies are building voice interfaces — Apple with Siri, Googl [...]
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Muse is a simple dedicated Amazon Alexa add-on for the car
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 Want to bring Alexa into your vehicle? You now have a few options, including a new $49.99 accessory from voice tech company Speak Music, which is launching Muse, essentially a Bluetooth-enabled Amazon Echo for the car. [...]
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Alexa gets its first celeb voice with Oprah, but it’s just a holiday promo
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 Alexa is getting its first celebrity voice, and it’s Oprah. Before you get too excited, Oprah won’t respond to your day-to-day questions, as Alexa does – instead, the addition of Oprah’s voice is [...]
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Amazon introduces paid subscriptions for Alexa skills
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 After grabbing 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it’s now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform. The c [...]
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Target expands partnership with Google on voice shopping, Google Express
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 Target announced today an expanded partnership with Google that, among other things, will allow consumers to shop Target across the U.S. via Google Express, including by voice. The deal will also see the two companies w [...]
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Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart
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 One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest blindspots has just been addressed. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. That means users in multi-person homes will be able to ge [...]
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Sonos announces Alexa-controlled wireless speakers
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 Alexa is officially the first voice assistant to be available on Sonos, a move that turns the wireless speaker product into a voice-controlled sound system. Originally announced a year ago, Sonos has been working “ [...]
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Facebook design head loud on voice, silent on Alexa and hardware
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 Facebook has been reportedly working on a video chat device and a smart speaker that would use a new voice interface, to compete against the likes of Amazon and Google in the race to control your living room; and itR [...]
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