Amazon Echo Gets Some New Upgrades that Include Games & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    It seems like Google and Amazon have something in common. Both of them continue to evolve their AI digital assistance at a fast pace. The latest update to the Amazon Echo includes upgrades which can give you info about your car or even play games with Alexa. Check out the quote below detailing these new improvements.

    "New This Week
    You can now use Echo with even more connected devices. Introducing Automatic, the new Alexa third-party skill. It's easy to find out if you need gas or hear how far you've driven recently with the Automatic skill and the Automatic Car Adapter. To use this new skill simply set up the compatible hardware, enable the skill in the Alexa App, and just ask:

    • "Alexa, ask Automatic if I need gas."
    • "Alexa, ask Automatic how far I drove last week."
    More to Try
    The holidays are here and what better way to spend time curled up indoors than a Game Night. Try your luck against Alexa, or play with friends and family. Just ask:

    • "Alexa, rock, paper, or scissors?"
    • "Alexa, flip a coin."
    • "Alexa, pick a card."
    You can also play any of the Alexa skills games like Bingo, Trivia Alexa, Math Puzzles, and more. Just go to the "Skills" section in the Alexa App and enable the ones you want to try.

    Enjoy a game of Bingo anytime you like! With the Bingo skill, Alexa will call the numbers for you. Just ask: "Alexa, open Bingo."

    Trivia Alex
    Trivia Alex is a fun multiple-choice trivia game to play at home with up to 4 people and your host Alex. Just ask: "Alexa, open Trivia Alex."

    Math Puzzles
    Math Puzzles is a fun way to challenge yourself and your friends. You'll hear a series of numbers and you must guess the next logical number in the sequence. Just ask: "Alexa, ask Math Puzzles to play a game."

    What's Playing
    '90s icon Lisa Loeb, indie rock legend Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices, the bouncing synths of Yacht, and Rock 'n' rollers Langhorne Slim—these are just a few of the 27 special artists we curated for Indie for the Holidays, our exclusive seasonal playlist featuring original tracks and covers. Just ask: "Alexa, play Indie for the Holidaysfrom Prime Music."

    Join Alexa in celebrating Thanksgiving next week. Share what you are thankful for on Twitter using #AmazonEcho and just ask: "Alexa, what are you thankful for this year?"

    Missed any of our previous updates for Echo? You can always ask "Alexa, what new can you do?", read what's new, and follow us on Twitter at @AmazonEcho.

    For further discussion, here's our dedicated Amazon Echo section: Amazon Echo | Android Forum at
    #1 dgstorm, Nov 20, 2015
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