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Hello learners, Welcome to MAKERDEMY's "Learn Alexa the Fun Way" course. If you are looking for that one course that will help you gain the confidence to build and publish Amazon Alexa skills, you have come to the right place. With numerous custom made illustrations and animations, we have set the standard in terms of production quality. All so that you can have a terrific learning experience. This course is meant for anyone who wants to build many fun-filled Alexa skills and publish them for the whole world to use.


How to connect Alexa to Spotify

Mashable

Alexa can be a jealous eavesdropper, unexpectedly interrupting your most private exchanges with, "I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking," when, in fact, you are talking on FaceTime with your GP. But that's no reason to avoid introducing her to your BFF Spotify. Seriously, did you know Alexa and Spotify work well together? Follow a few simple steps, and you can have your hands free while Alexa takes care of queuing up your playlists. First, you need to call up your Alexa app on your phone.


Good Alexa, Bad Alexa: Amazon's Talking OS Is Everywhere

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

At CES, the popular virtual assistant turned up in cars, watches and robots--but does voice control solve more problems than it creates?


Audible has a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' experience on Alexa

Engadget

If you have fond memories of those choose-your-own-adventure books as a child, well, you can now enjoy them in audio form. Amazon has partnered with ChooseCo, the company behind those aforementioned publications, to create an Alexa Skill called Choose Your Own Adventure: An Immersive Audible Experience that will transform those childhood classics into professional audio and voice performances. To start, simply say "Alexa, open Choose Your Own Adventure from Audible" to enable the skill on your Echo device. Since it's considered a skill for kids, you'll be prompted to provide permission for it. You'll then be instructed to choose between two titles: the Abominable Snowman or Journey Under the Sea.


Amazon's base Fire TV Stick now comes with its new Alexa remote

Engadget

You don't have to sacrifice all the bells and whistles to get Amazon's entry-level Fire TV hardware. The internet giant is releasing an updated edition of the basic Fire TV Stick (that is, the 1080p version) with the new Alexa Voice Remote it unveiled alongside the Fire TV Stick 4K. That may not sound like much, but it means getting Bluetooth support, multidirectional infrared and dedicated power and volume controls (that steer devices beyond the Stick and the TV, we'd add) for the same $40 as before. The starter Fire TV Stick also has a unique distinction: it's the first Amazon media hub to ship with IMDb's no-charge Freedive movie service pre-loaded. Given the cost of the device itself, it's a natural fit.