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Stickied Post: August 2020

Across the country, students, parents, and teachers are coming together and finding new ways to stay connected.

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July 2020

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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June 2020

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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May 2020

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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April 2020

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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Alexa is here to help. Here are some things to ask and say to Alexa while at home - from staying healthy, to staying connected and everything in between.

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April 2020

Alexa Routines are a great way to make your day and interactions with Alexa more efficient. Complete multiple actions with a single utterance.

Get started with Alexa Routines.

February 2020

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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January 2020

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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December 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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December 2019

He’s in the cloud baby! Hollywood legend Samuel L. Jackson is here to add some fun and entertainment to your Alexa experience.

Learn more about Samuel and Alexa

December 4, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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October 2, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.


September 3, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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July 31, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite updates happening with Alexa.

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June 26, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite new Alexa features and updates from June.

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May 29, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite new Alexa features and updates from May.

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May 15, 2019

Introducing Alexa Guard. Start by setting up Guard in the Alexa app. Then say, “Alexa, I’m leaving” to set Guard to Away mode.

Learn more about how Alexa Guard can protect your home

April 24, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite new Alexa features and updates from the last month:

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April 8, 2019

Starting today, Alexa will start to roll out a new way to get the news through a new long form news experience.

Read all about it

March 27, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite new Alexa features and updates from the last month.

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February 20, 2019

Alexa is always getting smarter, and we’re here to help keep you up to speed. Check out some of our favorite new Alexa features and updates from the first several weeks of 2019.

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January 24, 2019

Amazon recruited some famous friends to test new Alexa technologies. To see what happened, tune into the big game on 2.3.19.

Read on to see what happened

Alexa's Recipes for Life

December 23, 2018 From Monday mornings to Sunday nights and all the days in between, life's moments are all that much easier when you play music, plan meals, create lists, get the weather, hear news, and more—completely hands-free with Alexa.

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Apple Music now available on Echo devices.

December 17, 2018

Music has always been one of Alexa’s most popular features, and we’re excited to announce that Apple Music is now available on Echo devices.

Learn more about Apple Music, Echo, and Alexa

2018 with Alexa

December 14, 2018

In our view, this has been Alexa’s best year yet—we announced nine new Echo devices, including the first Echo for your car, and Show Mode brought hands-free immersion with Alexa to Fire tablets. But most importantly, Alexa helped us do more than ever using just our voices. We decided to take a look back at how we used Alexa in 2018 and found some pretty interesting hour-by-hour themes.

Read on for our year in review

Listen to SiriusXM Holiday channels for free through December 25.

December 11, 2018

SiriusXM is giving the gift of music to Echo device owners this December. Now through December 25, SiriusXM is making 15 commercial-free holiday music channels available for free on Echo smart speakers and other Alexa-enabled devices. Anyone in the U.S. and Canada who is not currently a SiriusXM streaming subscriber (including satellite radio-only subscribers) can tune in—no email, credit card, or other credentials are required.

Learn more about this holiday surprise

Alexa, tell me a joke.

November 8, 2018

Alexa’s getting smarter every day and always making new friends. Starting today, if you say, “Alexa, tell me a joke,” Alexa will introduce her friend Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and he’ll tell the jokes for a few weeks.

Read on to meet Jimmy

Alexa, remind me to vote on November 6th." | Learn more

October 31, 2018

Alexa is here to help voters through each step of the upcoming 2018 Elections. Alexa helps you understand what and who is on the ballot, with information from Ballotpedia, or how candidates are polling, with data from RealClearPolitics. Alexa also helps you with logistics—like where you can vote, when early voting starts, and when the polls close.

Learn more about Alexa and the 2018 elections

Alexa, play rock music videos | Watch music videos on Echo Show

October 11, 2018

Alexa is always getting smarter which includes new features for enjoying the music you love. Taking advantage of the 10 inch, Full HD 1080p display and improved sound system of the Echo Show (2nd Generation), Alexa can now help you watch music videos from Vevo on all Echo Show devices.

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