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Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse

By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... Read more

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to Alexa

Amazon Echo tips and tricks: The ultimate guide to Alexa

By Elyse Betters

The Amazon Echo needs no introduction, that gateway to a world of connected fun. Posing as a cylindrical speaker, the Amazon Echo is was one of the hottest gadgets of 2016, and with a continuously expanding set of Alexa skills, it's a hot product for... Read more

16 fun things to ask Alexa this Christmas

16 fun things to ask Alexa this Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Considering the amazing bargains on Amazon Echo speakers during Black Friday and on the build-up to Christmas, you may well have treated yourself or a loved one to an Echo, Echo Plus or another Alexa-enabled device already.Or you might be hoping to find... Read more

Amazing Christmas Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £50

Amazing Christmas Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £50

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas just around the corner, Amazon is offering a little bit of extra help by discounting its own devices, the 4K Fire TV is £55 for example.The deals have extended to the Fire tablets too: they were cheap before, but now they're silly cheap.The... Read more

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

Grab yourself an Amazon Fire TV Stick for just £30 or 4K Fire TV for £55

By Chris Hall

It's almost Christmas. And as we rush headlong to the day itself, tech deals across all types of devices are emerging to help you make last minute gift purchases. Some are certainly too good to miss out on: the discounted Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa... Read more

Amazing Echo bargains! Amazon Echo just £70, Echo Plus £110 and Echo Dot £35 for Christmas

Amazing Echo bargains! Amazon Echo just £70, Echo Plus £110 and Echo Dot £35 for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Christmas is almost upon us and the sales are kicking off already. That means you can save big on great tech pressies for loved ones: especially if they want an Amazon Echo device.Amazon is now offering its bestselling Amazon Echo Dot for just £34.99 -... Read more

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Echo devices support multi-room audio.Technically, Amazon is calling the new feature "multi-room music", but it works similarly; you can use the feature to play music across multiple Echo devices in your home at the same time. But there are... Read more

Wow! Amazon Echo Show gets a huge £70 knocked off for Christmas

Wow! Amazon Echo Show gets a huge £70 knocked off for Christmas

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is known for its amazing bargains during major sale periods and Christmas is no exception. If you were interested in adding an Amazon Echo Show to your smart home setup, now is the time: it's available with a massive £70 off the cover price on... Read more

Hurry! Amazon Christmas US deals: Echo Show is $80 off right now

Hurry! Amazon Christmas US deals: Echo Show is $80 off right now

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has slashed prices on many of its own devices, including the Echo Show, just in time for Christmas.The Echo Show, which is basically an Echo speaker with a touchscreen display, now costs $149.99 on Amazon (US), down from its usual $229.99 price.... Read more

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

When is The Grand Tour on TV and how can I watch it?

By Rik Henderson

The Grand Tour, an Amazon exclusive show, is back for its second season. The car show, starring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May has relaunched today, 8 December, with a new episode released every Friday for the next... Read more

Google pulls YouTube support from Echo Show, Fire TV to lose access in New Year

Google pulls YouTube support from Echo Show, Fire TV to lose access in New Year

By Max Langridge

Is Google being petty, or are its reasons completely justified. That's what we're wondering after it's been announced that Google is removing YouTube access from the Echo Show as of today and the Fire TV device from 1 January 2018. Amazon Echo Show: Release... Read more

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo vs Echo 2 vs Echo Plus vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Show vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point, spanning smart speakers, video devices and new Alexa Gadgets.The Echo family of products has grown rapidly over the last couple of years, with a flurry of new devices announced in September 2017 to add to... Read more

Amazon Echo Buttons pre-order now open bringing interactive Alexa fun

Amazon Echo Buttons pre-order now open bringing interactive Alexa fun

By Chris Hall

The Echo Buttons are designed to bring a level of physical interaction with the Amazon Echo, meaning you can play games being hosted by your friendly AI speaker.Announced with the birth of the new Echo speakers, the new Echo Buttons come in a two pack... Read more

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with three... Read more

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity

Amazon announces new (RED) Echo and 150 other (RED) items for charity

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has partnered with (RED) on a US-only sale for charity.(RED), founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, aims to help fight AIDS. It teams up with famous brands and companies, like Apple, which agree to contribute up to 50 per cent of profits from... Read more

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

What is Amazon Prime and what do you get for your money?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon Prime launched in 2007 in the UK and two-years earlier in the US. It's now available in multiple countries around the world and millions of members have signed up to receive a swathe of benefits. Not least early access to bargains during the current... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience
4.0 stars

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo is undoubtedly one of the most significant gadgets to launch in the past few years. Amazon's smart speaker has created and dominated a new category of devices, wrong-footing rivals, leaving speaker manufacturers scratching their disconnected... Read more

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

Black Friday Paperwhite steal: The best Kindle is only £79 today

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Black Friday sales are landing through-out the week, but today you can get one of the most appealing offers: the Kindle Paperwhite for £79.99, or $89.99 for those in the US.Normally priced at £109.99, there's a £30 saving on the Kindle that... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus hits Black Friday sales, yours for £109 today!

Amazon Echo Plus hits Black Friday sales, yours for £109 today!

By Chris Hall

With the Echo and Echo Dot already seeing Black Friday discounts, it's no surprise that Amazon has now extended this offer to the Echo Plus - the smartest of the smart speakers.The Echo Plus normally retails for £139.99, but is £30 off today, meaning... Read more

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has started its Black Friday deals event. There are thousands of products available on its dedicated UK Black Friday pages with some amazing discounts on TVs, games consoles, games, smart home devices and many more tech items.An Xbox One S with... Read more

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

Amazon Echo Show: Release date, price and everything you need to know

By Max Langridge

Amazon has an extensive range of Echo devices. All of them can respond to voice commands, control smart home products and answer questions, but the Echo Show is a little different.It's the only Echo Device with a touchscreen display, and ushers in some... Read more

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

Amazon kicks off Black Friday deals with 3-months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p

By Rik Henderson

Amazon is always one of the retailers that goes all out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we fully expect this year to be no different. In fact, it has started early with a big discount on its Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service.Basically Amazon's... Read more

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

Amazon might soon offer a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is considering a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video, a new report has claimed. The streaming service is a benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, who currently pay $99 a year for their membership. They get things like free two-day shipping... Read more

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series and spin-off

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is stepping up its original series efforts in a major way.Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, apparently wants Amazon's original TV division to develop more big, primetime-level shows, kind of like Game of Thrones. It was previously reported that Amazon... Read more

Police called to break up Amazon Alexa’s very own self-controlled party

Police called to break up Amazon Alexa’s very own self-controlled party

By Max Langridge

A resident living in Hamburg, Germany arrived back to his flat after a night out to find a new lock and an invoice after his Amazon Echo decided to start playing loud music between 2 and 3am. Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look... Read more

Amazon rolls out smart home AV control using Alexa voice commands

Amazon rolls out smart home AV control using Alexa voice commands

By Max Langridge

Amazon has announced a new Smart Home Skill API for Alexa-enabled devices that will allow consumers to control AV equipment such as TVs, speakers and AV receivers using Alexa voice control. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?... Read more

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline

Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited: How to download and watch videos offline

By Elyse Betters

Kids love watching videos.And giving them a tablet to use, especially when traveling, can be a real lifesaver - unless, of course, there's no internet for them to connect to during the trip. Without internet, they can't download and watch movies. However,... Read more

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

Doubling up on Alexa: How to use multiple Amazon Echo and Dots

By Adrian Willings

Amazon is pushing the Echo and Echo Dot hard, in a bid to dominate the connected home market before too many players - like Google - can catch up.The Amazon Echo got off to a flying start, establishing itself as one of the hottest smart home devices,... Read more

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

How to use Amazon's app to view items in your home with AR

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's app now lets you experience augmented reality.It has begun leveraging Apple's ARKit, a technology that essentially makes it easier for developers to add augmented reality (AR) components to their apps and software. As a result, you can now use... Read more

Amazon's new Cloud Cam security camera monitors couriers and more

Amazon's new Cloud Cam security camera monitors couriers and more

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has launched an in-home delivery service that works with a new security camera it's simultaneously introducing.The camera, called Amazon Cloud Cam, is described by Amazon as an "intelligent indoor security camera that lets you keep track of your... Read more

What is Amazon Key, how does it work, and where is it available?

What is Amazon Key, how does it work, and where is it available?

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever had a package stolen from your doorstep?It can happen to anyone. There's not much you can do when you've ordered something to be delivered to your home and it arrives when you're not there, whether that be because you're at work or walking... Read more

Amazing bargain! Amazon slashes £20 off Kindle Paperwhite price, discounts Fire tablets too

Amazing bargain! Amazon slashes £20 off Kindle Paperwhite price, discounts Fire tablets too

By Max Langridge

Amazon has sprung a surprise sale on on its website, with discounts on the Kindle Paperwhite reader and select Fire tablets. Amazon sales are few and far between and are usually reserved for Black Friday or Prime Day, but we'll take a price drop any day... Read more

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party

By Chris Hall

Amazon gives you two choices when it comes to buying Fire TV products: there's the Fire TV Stick or the increasingly minimalist Fire TV.The 2017 iteration of Fire TV sees it move closer to the Fire TV Stick in terms of form, moving on from being a set-top... Read more

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Alexa platform is catching up to Google Assistant, with the ability to recognise individual voices.Google Home can personlise Google Assistant responses to a specific person in your household. So, if your husband asks it for a calendar briefing,... Read more

Amazon Kindle and original Kindle Oasis will both offer Audible support with update

Amazon Kindle and original Kindle Oasis will both offer Audible support with update

By Chris Hall

Amazon has just announced an updated version of the Kindle Oasis and one of the headline features is support for Audible, meaning you can switch from reading to listening, thanks to Bluetooth hardware in the new device.However, Amazon also has a couple... Read more

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced a new version of the Kindle Oasis as it looks to make this flagship reader the most accomplished Kindle so far. Amazon launched the Kindle Oasis in 2016 as a high-end reading device to appeal to Kindle and reading fans. It was incredibly... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment

By Chris Hall

The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... Read more

Amazon is making a smart doorbell so delivery drivers can access homes

Amazon is making a smart doorbell so delivery drivers can access homes

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is obsessed with last-mile deliveryFor instance, it is making delivery drones that will drop stuff on your front door step, and it's exploring towers to house them. But more recently, it's interested in ensuring deliveries actually arrive at their... Read more

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

By Elyse Betters

So, you own an Amazon Echo Show, and now you want to take full advantage of that cool display. No problem.Well, there is one small problem: Amazon launched the Echo Show in the US months ago, and now you can get it in the UK, but most of the third-party... Read more

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?

By Elyse Betters

Did you know you can use Alexa to call and message others?With the launch of the Echo Show, Amazon introduced a new Alexa calling and messaging feature. It lets you make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices and the Amazon Alexa... Read more

Best Alexa speakers: Amazon Echo alternatives

Best Alexa speakers: Amazon Echo alternatives

By Max Langridge

Alexa is great, she can control all manner of smart home products, answer any questions you may have and play you music she thinks you'll love. But that last one can pose a problem if you have the Amazon Echo, because it isn't the greatest sounding speaker... Read more

What are Amazon Echo Buttons and which games or skills use them?

What are Amazon Echo Buttons and which games or skills use them?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon made Echo-branded accessories for its Echo speakers.Amazon said it has a "new collection of connected products that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices". This collection is called Alexa Gadgets. And one of the gadgets is the... Read more

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has a new Echo accessory that turns your Echo speaker into a voice-controlled speakerphone.It's called Echo Connect, and before it came along, you could only make calls from one Echo speaker to another Echo speaker, kind of like an intercom system.... Read more

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

By Stuart Miles

Amazon has revealed its new Echo Spot as it makes a major refresh of its portfolio of Echo devices. Not only is there a new Echo and the enhanced Echo Plus, but the addition of the Echo Spot sees a diversification that takes Alexa into another room of... Read more

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's Fire TV devices are the company's fastest selling products of all time, beating both the Kindle and Fire tablets. The range allows you to access and stream a variety of content, including Amazon's own The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard... Read more

Amazon Echo 2 review: Cheaper price, cheaper experience
3.5 stars

Amazon Echo 2 review: Cheaper price, cheaper experience

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo has been a break-away hit over the past couple of years. The at-home voice-assistant has forged a new category, leaving rivals to catch-up. It's done more to bring order to the chaos of smart home control than any other product. And it... Read more

Here's everything that Amazon just announced: New Echo, Plus, Spot, 4K Fire TV and more

Here's everything that Amazon just announced: New Echo, Plus, Spot, 4K Fire TV and more

By Stuart Miles

Amazon assembled hand-picked media for an intimate unveiling of its next-generation of Echo and Fire TV devices at its new campus in Seattle. In a press conference that moved at break-neck speed, the company unveiled a new Echo, the Echo Plus, the Echo... Read more

Amazon Echo Show is launching in UK and Germany, order today for £199

Amazon Echo Show is launching in UK and Germany, order today for £199

By Chris Hall

Amazon has announced that it is bringing the Echo Show - its connected wonder-thing with a display - to the UK and Germany.Originally announced in the US in May (and launching in June 2017), the Echo Show adds a twist the Alexa experience you know not... Read more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

By Rik Henderson

After Apple announced its own, all-singing, all-dancing 4K HDR set-top-box, we have been on baited breath to find out how Amazon would respond.Well, now it has. And not with a replacement to its set-top-box, but a dongle more like the Google Chromecast.Designed... Read more

Whoa! Amazon's new Echo Spot is an Echo Dot-sized Echo Show

Whoa! Amazon's new Echo Spot is an Echo Dot-sized Echo Show

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is killing it today.The company has announced a bunch of new Alexa-enabled, Echo-branded devices - from an all-new Echo speaker to this weird little thing called Echo Spot. It has a small 2.5-inch screen and can be used for basic tasks, like alarms,... Read more