There is an Amazon TSV on 16th May
I've discovered that you can say play golden oldies and you get a loop of songs which change now and again. And if you say play steeleye span, it plays one track and then music of a similar genre.I was given a screen Alexa at Christmas, and its been great for armchair chatting with my brother in Yorkshire - like we're sat on the sofa having a natter. Have only used it a few times for obscure radio stations, BUT when I asked for a certain tune to be played it couldn't do it, and like Stratto said, its easy to be signed up for Prime and Music.
Oooh didn’t know about the free audio bookI've discovered that you can say play golden oldies and you get a loop of songs which change now and again. And if you say play steeleye span, it plays one track and then music of a similar genre.
And you can get a free audio book (choice of 3) that changes every month.
This sounds a bit Lee-ish but we have 6 Alexa boxes of various descriptions as well as 5 Fireaticks and three kindle fire tablets . I wouldn’t be without any of them.Anyone know if this is worth getting?
It’s similar in the fact that it’s a tablet computer with apps and access to the internet, it’s different in the fact that it runs on a different operating system - the iPad is iOS, the Fire tablet runs Fire OS, which is based on Android. It’s a bit like the difference between an iPhone and a Samsung. They do the same thing, just in a slightly different way. For me the iPad is slicker and easier to use, Fire tablets are a bit ‘clunkier’ but they do the job. We have iPads for general use - my hubby has a fire tablet he takes to work to watch tv on at lunchtime, and my son has one for when his iPad battery runs out so he’s not without one (he has learning difficulties and it’s his kind of comfort blanket!). Fire tablets are quite a lot cheaper.I know nothing about the Fire, how does it differ from the iPad which I do have?
Don’t have any of the Alexa or similar things, get nagged enough by the mutts.
That's brilliant amn, I think you should become the new brand ambassadorThis sounds a bit Lee-ish but we have 6 Alexa boxes of various descriptions as well as 5 Fireaticks and three kindle fire tablets . I wouldn’t be without any of them.
We’ve two of the Show 5 ones in the bedroom - one on each side of the bed that we use as alarm clocks (we only had one in there originally but we upgraded the one downstairs and had a spare so we plonked it up there...) an 8 inch one in the lounge, the kids have Spots (not sure if they make them any more) in their rooms and we’ve a Plus in the kitchen / diner which is just for music and has a higher quality audio.
We have them connected to numerous smart plugs and bulbs all over the house and have them set do all sorts - switch the lights on at sunset every night for example, switch electric blankets on in winter, that sort of thing, mostly set up via routines in the App. We can drop in to the kids rooms to speak to them if they’re upstairs, either from another box at home or from out and about via the app on our phones. When they’re not doing anything else the screen ones are set to roll a slideshow of all our photos so they act like digital photo frames. we use them for music a lot, whether radio or from Amazon music. Oh, and when I’m making tea and everyone’s all over the house I tell it to announce that the foods ready and it tannoys it over all the boxes in the house so everyone turns up!
I highly recommend them - can you tell??