Your Amazon Echo ($100 at Amazon) is fantastic at playing music and giving you the weather, but there’s a vast world of skills that can make Amazon’s Alexa assistant your new best friend. For example, you probably knew that you could ask Alexa to set an alarm, but did you know you can remotely set an alarm for your Amazon Echo, too? Read on for five essential tips you’ll use on the daily, and check out even more Alexa tips at the end. Set an alarm from home or while on the go Option 1: If you’re around your Echo, you can say “Alexa, set an alarm for 6:30 a.m.” Option 2: If you’re out of the house and want to set an alarm, go to your Amazon Alexa app menu. Tap Reminders & Alarms > Alarms > Add Alarm. You can also have Alexa wake you up with music. Listen to music, audiobooks and podcasts Once you have your Amazon account linked to your Echo, you can immediately begin listening to music. However, unless you have Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited, you may run into some songs and artists that aren’t available, so it’s a good idea to have your other music services linked to your account. Connect Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn: In the Alexa app menu, tap Settings > Music and select the music service. Connect to Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, SiriusXM, Tidal, Gimme or Vivo: If you’re connecting to one of these, tap Link New Service,… [Read full story]
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