Latest Amazon speaker news

Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music
Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music By Chris Hall

Amazon is adding a subwoofer to its Echo family, bringing the bassline to its Alexa-powered speakers.... Read more

What is Alexa Cast and how does it work?
What is Alexa Cast and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Amazon Alexa Cast makes it easier to control and play Amazon Music through your Echo. Here are all the details you need to get it working.... Read more

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen
Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to use Alexa.In Pocket-lint's review of the Echo Show we noted that... Read more

"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision
"Alexa, how many times has the UK won nil points?": Alexa knows everything about Eurovision By Max Langridge

All eyes will be on be on Lisbon, Portugal this weekend as the annual Eurovision song contest takes places on Saturday 12 May. Amazon Alexa is getting... 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... Read more

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?
Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon? By Elyse Betters

OMG. Amazon might announce Amazon Echo 2 soon. Here's the deal: in July, reports began emerging about Amazon's plan to finally update its original Echo... Read more

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo
Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo By Elyse Betters

It looks like the rumours were true. Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices now support 'multi-room music'.Amazon has announced that you can use its voice... Read more

This Amazon Music skill lets you ask Alexa to play bedtime, yoga music
This Amazon Music skill lets you ask Alexa to play bedtime, yoga music By Elyse Betters

Amazon has launched Amazon Music "activities" for its Alexa.What does that mean? Here's the background: Last year, Amazon launched its Amazon Music Unlimited... Read more

Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look
Amazon Echo 2 might be coming soon with a totally different look By Elyse Betters

Amazon's first Echo is getting old.Think about it: it's been two years since the company introduced the cylindrical speaker, and it hasn't updated it since,... Read more

China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper
China's Alibaba launched its own Echo-like speaker with an AI helper By Elyse Betters

China’s Alibaba is one of the world's largest internet ecommerce sites, and it just announced its own rival to Amazon Echo.Called the Tmall Genie, it... Read more

Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more
Jam Voice is a £50 Amazon Echo alternative with Alexa voice control and more By Rik Henderson

Jam Audio has launched a budget alternative to the Amazon Echo. The Jam Voice Bluetooth smart speaker comes with Amazon Alexa voice control and full integration,... Read more

Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only
Hurry! Amazon Echo has been given a massive discount for today only By Elyse Betters

If you live in the US and have been wanting an Amazon Echo, now is the perfect time to get one.Amazon has given its popular Amazon Echo speaker a huge... Read more

Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May
Amazon might unveil a new Echo device with a built-in screen in May By Elyse Betters

Amazon isn't done expanding its Echo line of voice-activated devices.Earlier this week, Amazon introduced the Echo Look, the latest entry to its Echo line.... Read more

Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more
Arsenal first Premier League club with live streaming Alexa Skill, ask it for commentary and more By Rik Henderson

Arsenal have released their own Alexa Skill, for use with Amazon Echo and other Alexa assistant-enabled devices.It is the first Premier League football... Read more

Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should
Amazon Echo finally supports Bluetooth speakers: Here's how to connect them and why you should By Elyse Betters

Amazon Echo couldn't pair with other speakers until now.Previously, for some people, the Amazon Echo Dot seemed to have an advantage over its taller,... Read more

Amazon's next Alexa device might offer phone calls, intercom tech
Amazon's next Alexa device might offer phone calls, intercom tech By Elyse Betters

Amazon is reportedly working on a home security camera, but now we're wondering if it's more of a device that lets you place calls.According to Recode,... Read more

Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices
Amazon's Alexa may soon get Voice ID for recognising different voices By Elyse Betters

Amazon is reportedly trying to enhance its Alexa voice assistant with a new voice-recognition capability.The company wants Alexa to be able to recognise... Read more

New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017
New Amazon Echo with a screen and better speakers might arrive in 2017 By Elyse Betters

Amazon has big plans for Echo.According to Bloomberg, the online retailer is planning a major update to its line of voice-activated speakers. It is developing... Read more

I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia
I'll take Sports for $200: Amazon Echo now lets you play Jeopardy trivia By Elyse Betters

Amazon's Pringle-can-sized speaker is getting cooler by the day, and it's latest update is a prime example. (See what we did there? Heh.)The connected... Read more