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Old 11-11-2015, 11:47 AM   #31
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FREE: A Christmas Carol by Tim Curry Available on Echo

To help celebrate the holidays, we are offering all Amazon Echo owners (Audible members and non-members), the ability to stream Tim Curry's performance of "A Christmas Carol" for free from now until January 4th!

To begin listening, use the phrase "Alexa, read A Christmas Carol from Audible."
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From now until Jan. 4, 2016, you can listen to Tim Curry narrate the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" for free from Audible! To listen on your Amazon Echo, just say, “Alexa, read 'A Christmas Carol' from Audible." The audiobook is available for streaming through your Amazon Echo only, and doesn't appear in your content libraries on Amazon, Audible, or any related apps. To learn more about this exclusive offer, go to Audible's website.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:56 PM   #35
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Listening to eBooks from your Kindle library is easy, just ask:

"Alexa, read my Kindle book."
"Alexa, read [Kindle book title]."
"Alexa, skip back."
"Alexa, pause."

To learn more, go to Read Kindle Books with Alexa.

Go to different chapters in an Audiobook

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Listening to Audible audiobooks on Alexa just got easier. Now you can ask Alexa to skip back and forth among chapters—perfect for when you're listening while doing other things, like cooking or chores. Don’t have any audiobooks? Get your first one free. Just ask:

"Alexa, read my audiobook."
"Alexa, next chapter."
"Alexa, previous chapter."
"Alexa, go to chapter 3."

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Old 01-08-2016, 08:08 PM   #36
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I so want to be able to adjust the speed of the book. I never listen to anything at normal speed.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:57 AM   #37
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I so want to be able to adjust the speed of the book. I never listen to anything at normal speed.
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I'm sorry the reading speed can not be adjusted at this time. However, this sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for the great suggestion! I'll share your idea with our Alexa development team.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:16 AM   #38
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:02 AM   #39
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Hopefully they'll take some action on the speed issue. It's not a must-have, but it sure is a nice-to-have.
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Have you tried this? Is a book read by Alexa really listenable?
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I just use it. I said Alex read (insert title) and off she went. I like her voice so reading to me is great for non fiction. I listened to her for about an hour. She only made a few mistakes but this is a really cool feature they have added.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:47 PM   #42
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Have you tried this? Is a book read by Alexa really listenable?
No, I'm away from home and won't have access to my Echo for awhile. I'm stuck posting from a tablet and it's quite a pain.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #43
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It sounds as good if not better than the Ivona TTS I use on the LG Volt.

(Oh wait. Amazon bought Ivona. I assume that's the technology Alexa is using. LOL)

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:56 PM   #44
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Amazon Introduces Echo Dot and Amazon Tap, Two New Alexa-Enabled Devices

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SEATTLE—March 3, 2016—Amazon today announced two new Alexa-enabled devices: Echo Dot and Amazon Tap.

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Echo. Directly connect Echo Dot to speakers with an audio cable or via Bluetooth, and add voice-control to your home stereo system. Plus, with its small built-in speaker, you can place Echo Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock, or in any room as a voice assistant to control smart home devices and more. Echo Dot is available for $89.99 exclusively for Prime members through Alexa Voice Shopping. To order an Echo Dot, existing Echo and Fire TV customers can just say “Alexa, order an Echo Dot.” Learn more about Echo Dot and see a video at www.amazon.com/echodot.

Amazon Tap is an Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker that offers rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear the news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Amazon Tap has dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing that provide crisp vocals, extended bass response, and 360° omni-directional audio. Amazon Tap is available for pre-order today for $129.99. Learn more about Amazon Tap and see a video at www.amazon.com/amazontap.
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Introducing Echo Dot

Echo Dot uses the same far-field voice recognition as Echo and is a convenient addition to any room of the house. Directly connect Echo Dot to speakers with an audio cable or via Bluetooth, and add voice-control to your home stereo system. With its built-in speaker, you can place Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights, or use Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and add items to your shopping list using just your voice.

Echo Dot is available in limited quantities exclusively for Prime members through Alexa Voice Shopping. Limit 1 per order, 2 per customer. To order your Echo Dot, just ask: "Alexa, order an Echo Dot." To learn more about Echo Dot, go to https://www.amazon.com/echodot.
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Amazon Tap is an Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker that gives you rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, request the news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Amazon Tap has dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing that provides crisp vocals, extended bass response, and 360° omni-directional audio. Small and easy to travel with, you can enjoy great music and Alexa wherever you are.

To learn more about Amazon Tap go to https://www.amazon.com/tap.
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