Amazon Echo latest Updates

We cover the latest breaking updates to the Amazon Echo.

"New This Week
You can now find out when the next episode of your favorite TV show airs with the new Alexa third-party skill, TV Shows. Ask for any TV show and Alexa will respond with the date, time, and network the show airs on. Simply enable the skill in the Alexa App, then just ask:
  • "Alexa, ask TV Shows what time does The Walking Dead start?"
  • "Alexa, ask TV Shows what time is Family Guy on?"
More to Try
Alexa on the all-new Amazon Fire TV just got even better. In addition to providing music, news, weather, and sports, you can now also ask Alexa for info on local businesses and restaurants, and control connected home devices, using the Fire TV Voice Remote—just hold the microphone button and ask:
  • "Find me a nearby Chinese restaurant."
  • "Dim the lights."
Looking for another new skill to try? Simply open the Alexa App, select "Skills" from the menu, and tap "Enable" for the skills you want to use.

Ask My Buddy
Ask My Buddy is a skill that can immediately alert friends and family—by SMS, email, or even telephone if you need help. To get started, enable the skill, create your Ask My Buddy account, then just ask: "Alexa, ask My Buddy to alert everyone."

What's Playing
Get your party started right this season with our holiday playlist featuring a mix of classics and new favorites. And, listening to Yuletide tunes has never paid off quite like this: Starting today, listen to Prime Music on your Echo (or any device) to be automatically entered for a chance to win $25,000 in Gift Cards! Each day you listen, from November 28 to December 5, gives you an additional entry. Just ask: "Alexa, play 50 Great Songs for Holiday Entertaining."
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 12/5/15. See Official Rules for details and alternate method of entry.
Take a trip down memory lane this Holiday season, and hear about some of the most popular toys from the past—just ask: "Alexa, what were some past Hot Holiday Toys?"
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." - Amazon


tsteele93 said…
You say, create your buddy account and then tell Alexa, "ask my buddy to alert everyone." How does one create the buddy account?

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