Amazon Echo Reaches UK Shores

Amazon Echo is finally here in the UK and its already a game changer for me. If you don’t know know what it is, think of it as a a voice activated speaker that can answer your questions, play music and a whole lot more.


Its triggered by the default key word “Alexa” and you can say things like

“Alexa, play music”

“Alexa, play next song”

“Alexa, pause music”

“Alexa, play johnny cash hurt”

“Alexa, what time is it”

“Alexa, tell me a joke”

All of the above comes out of the box, but you can add additional skills to Allow the Echo do do additional things. Yesterday, I added the skyscanner skill, and then ppurely by using my voice, Alex, could tell the price of a flight to Spain on oct 18th.

Here my handy affiliate link to buy it. You wont regret it.

Amazon Echo (Black)

Amazon Echo (White)

A quick (basic) demo

More detailed demos to follow 🙂

WhereThingsAreBorn 🙂


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