Echo Podcast & Audio Book Support: Can You Speed Up/Slow Them Down?

Podcast on Amazon Music with play speed

In this digital age, it’s becoming more common for people to listen to audiobooks as opposed to reading actual physical books. Couple with that the fact that most people are incredibly busy, and taking time to sit down and read is becoming less commonplace.  Podcasts, with the wide variety of topics they cover, have also … Read more

Echo Show Song Lyrics Not Showing Or Being Really Buggy

A song playing on an Amazon Echo Show with the Lyrics button at the bottom

Amazon Echo Show is a great piece of smart tech when it comes to listening to your favorite tunes, but what should you do if it’s being not-so-great when it comes to displaying lyrics? Lyrics might not be showing on your Amazon Echo Show because of a software bug that you can fix by resetting … Read more

Live View on the Echo Show: Which Camera Has the Best Support?

Echo Show waiting for Wyze

Amazon’s Echo Show is a great tool for the smart home. Being able to see your camera footage live on the Show is just one perk of having one. By connecting it to your smart cameras, you can see exactly what’s going on with each of your cameras. However, each brand of smart camera works … Read more

Amazon Echo Devices With Zigbee: A Game-Changer?

Echo Show 8 front - powered off

In today’s modern smart home, Amazon’s Echo devices have become a common and useful item – around a quarter of all American households have one, in-fact! Through Alexa, they perform a wide range of functions such as providing news updates, weather alerts, and even recipe ideas. When it comes to the Echo Show, you can … Read more

Is Amazon Alexa Getting Worse? (Some Say It’s “Terrible”)

Example of Alexa not doing what she should

Amazon’s Alexa and products like the Echo are always advertised as being great for creating the ultimate smart home. And in concept, a lot of the time, they are great! However, especially as of late, Alexa can also present some hassle. Let’s face it, sometimes Alexa gets on our last nerve! Between misunderstanding, acting like … Read more

Why Does My Amazon Echo Make Random Noises?

Phone screenshot showing all activity on registered Amazon Echo/Alexa devices.

Having a smart voice assistant like the Amazon Echo is great due to all the smart home features it offers, but sometimes it seems to ‘wake up’ by itself and play a random noise or sound. Sometimes this sounds like a genuine notification (even though there’s no reason for the notification), whilst other times the … Read more

Echo Show For Video Calls: Skype, Zoom and More

The Echo Show camera lens

The Echo Show product line packs a tech-punch in terms of features: The Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8 offer portability—and 2020’s Echo Show 10 is, more or less, a room-filling entertainment system. Whichever way you roll, you’ll find most of the features the Amazon Alexa platform has to offer. This said, the … Read more