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Topic: Echo

Amazon offers ad-supported music service to Echo owners at no charge

04/18/2019, 03:04 pm

Amazon is attempting to attract customers in the United States yet to sign up for Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited to use its music streaming service instead of using Apple Music or Spotify, by providing access to a selection of tracks on its Echo range or other Alexa-enabled devices.

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Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

04/15/2019, 07:04 pm

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

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Keyboards, MacBook Pro rumors, Amazon has people listening to you, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

04/12/2019, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor are back, talking about William's favorite keyboard, the rumored 17-inch MacBook Pro and whether or not it might get a new keyboard when the screen gets larger, Wi-Fi security risks, and the risk of speaking around an Amazon Echo device.

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Thousands of Amazon workers are listening in on Echo audio, report says [u]

04/10/2019, 08:04 pm

In a bid to enhance its in-house Alexa voice recognition technology, Amazon reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to listen, transcribe and annotate audio clips recorded by Echo devices.

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Apple Music comes to Amazon's Echo & Fire devices in the UK and Ireland

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Following up on a U.S. launch, Amazon has opened Apple Music streaming to U.K. and Irish owners of its Alexa-enabled Echo and Fire devices.

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HomePod sales up in fourth quarter, Amazon and Google extending lead

02/19/2019, 11:02 am

Smart speakers such as the HomePod have helped almost double the global shipments of the product category in the fourth quarter of 2018, but while Apple's speaker is seeing increased sales, it is seemingly falling behind its rivals in terms of overall market share.

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HomePod holding at 6 percent of growing US smartspeaker market

02/05/2019, 01:02 pm

The HomePod took 6 percent of the install base for U.S. smartspeakers in the December quarter, new research data claims, illustrating the uphill battle Apple faces versus Amazon and Google in an emergent marketplace flooded with cheaper alternatives.

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Siri accuracy dramatically improves in latest smart speaker showdown

12/20/2018, 11:12 pm

Siri on HomePod improved its standing in an annual smart speaker comparison carried out by analyst Gene Munster's Loup Ventures, with Apple's virtual assistant weathering a barrage of accuracy tests to place second behind Google Assistant.

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How to play Apple Music from your Amazon Alexa devices

12/14/2018, 01:12 pm

AppleInsider walks you through how to enable Apple Music and play what you want from the service on your Amazon Alexa devices in a few easy steps.

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Apple Music coming to Amazon's Echo speaker range on December 17

11/30/2018, 08:11 am

Owners of the Amazon Echo device range will soon be able to listen to Apple Music through the smart speakers, the retailer advises, with Apple's streaming music service expanding its reach to the Alexa-powered audio hardware starting from the week of December 17.

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Amazon's Cyber Monday Deals Week delivers 128GB iPads for $399; AirPods on sale; 4K Fire TVs under $300 & more

11/25/2018, 12:11 am

Amazon has kicked off its Cyber Monday Deals Week with discounts on iPads and Apple Watches, as well as HDTVs and Echo hardware. We're rounding up the lowest prices on great gift ideas that you can buy right now.

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Amazon's Black Friday deals deliver the lowest prices on HDTVs, Echo devices, Cloud Cams & more

11/17/2018, 02:11 pm

The e-commerce giant has kicked off its Black Friday Deals week, and as you may have guessed, Amazon's own hardware is front and center with some of the lowest prices ever. Here are the deals you can grab right now.

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Apple's HomePod has similar market share to high-end Echo Plus, Google Home Max

10/22/2018, 01:10 pm

Although it has a following similar to other high end smart speakers, the Apple HomePod is still being eclipsed in the U.S. market by cheaper offerings by Amazon and Google, newly-published survey data suggests.

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Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast OTA DVR, Smart Plug, and other new smart home products

09/20/2018, 03:09 pm

Along with its new Echo devices, Amazon on Thursday new smart home products, including an Amazon-branded Smart Plug, an Alexa-capable microwave, and more.

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Amazon reveals Echo Link Amp & Sub, updated Echo Dot, Echo Show & Echo Plus

09/20/2018, 02:09 pm

In a Thursday press event Amazon unveiled a slew of new Echo audio gear, most notably stepping into the high-quality space for the first time.

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Apple's HomePod seizes 'small but meaningful' portion of US smart speaker market

08/02/2018, 10:08 am

Apple's HomePod is edging its way into the U.S. smartspeaker market, but has plenty of ground to cover if it wants to catch up with industry leaders Amazon and Google.

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Prime Day 2018 Deal Roundup: Here are the best bargains still left, including the lowest prices on Apple hardware [u]

07/16/2018, 11:07 am

Prime Day 2018 is here and retailers are knocking hundreds off electronics and accessories (including Apple devices) for the big event. We're rounding up a list of the best deals on and off Amazon -- and updating it throughout the day.

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Amazon's Alexa app for iOS gains voice control

06/26/2018, 09:06 pm

Some five months after Android users gained the ability to control Amazon's Alexa voice assistant through a dedicated app, the e-commerce giant is bringing identical functionality to iOS, turning an iPhone or iPad into a handy Echo stand-in.

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Review: Amazon's Echo Spot is a cool device, but needs to do more with its screen

06/17/2018, 09:06 am

The Echo Spot is undeniably a cool product, but without YouTube it's hard to justify over a regular Echo, except for people with security cameras or those wanting the world's best alarm clock.

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Hands on: Amazon's video-enabled Echo Spot

06/09/2018, 09:06 am

The Echo Spot is Amazon's second smartspeaker with a built-in screen and occupies a unique space in the Echo ecosystem, especially for people with an assortment of smarthome accessories.

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