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Why Does Amazon Music Stop Playing ‘Due To No Activity’?

Sleep Timer in Amazon Music

One of the best things about having an Amazon Echo is the ability to play your music. You can have it either playing from one Echo or, if you have multiple Echos in different rooms, you can play music throughout your home! So it stands to reason that when you’re, let’s say, cleaning, or working, … Read more

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

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

Can You Queue Music Up On Amazon Alexa/Echo? If Not, Are There Workarounds?

Add to Queue selection in Amazon Music App

One of the great things about having an Amazon Echo is being able to stream your favorite music while you’re…well, doing anything! From cooking to relaxing, to partying with your friends – music is always a great addition. So it stands to reason that you want your music to play continuously, without interruption. It would be … Read more

Fixing Amazon Echo ‘Device Doesn’t Support That’ Errors

Groups in the Alexa app

Our Amazon Echos no doubt do a lot of awesome things. Sometimes, however, they don’t always work as they should. Error messages happen, and while sometimes they’re valid – sometimes they aren’t. Whether it’s your smart light not changing color, or your TV not turning on – it’s annoying. You ask Alexa to do something, … Read more

Why I Love This ‘Hidden’ Smart Lighting Feature – New Video

Youtube thumbnail of me holding a Hue Motion Sensor and the text Loads of ways to achieve this

When people think of smart lighting, they usually think of the obvious: full color (RGB) bulbs. Setting rooms to bright green, or dancing to strobe lighting effects. But I actually prefer a less discussed smart lighting feature: motion sensitive lighting. This is simple to set up, and it feels like something out of sci-fi. I … Read more