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Started by MARKO, March 30, 2015, 07:06:25 AM

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MARKO

I received an Amazon Echo over the weekend and so far i am really loving it.... Alexa's voice is very soothing. Has anyone else received an Echo yet?
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Rico

My older son got one awhile back.  He liked what it could do but I haven't talked to him lately much about it.  Can you buy stuff via voice yet?

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Rico

Yes i just say Alexa play Music.... or play a specific Artist or playlist, or play NPR news and she does it. No problems with her understanding my commands. You cannot buy stuff yet but they will be adding that soon.
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Rico

Yeah, I was a bit surprised you couldn't yet say, "Alexa, order me Star Trek the Next Generation, Season 7 on Blu-Ray" yet.  Seems like that would be perfect for this Amazon device.

Bromptonboy

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moyer777

I've got one, but have been so busy I haven't set it up yet.

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X

I've had mine since the first week of Feb and it's been working hard in the kitchen. PLaying music when I'm cooking or doing dishes and answering questions.

You can buy things, but right now, it's only digital music. That being said, there are constant updates happening and it might be down the road. However, I don't think it will because the total insecure nature of buying big item things by voice alone. Imagine the trouble your kids or visitors could cause.

Rico

I think buying things could work if you need to read it part of your credit card number or maybe a code word or password.

Bromptonboy

I ordered one - but won't see it for a few months it seems.
Pete