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Play Specific Song on Alexa

I have an Amazon Echo Dot, and I’m really loving it. So far there are three things that Alexa has done to make my life easier: 1) She turns on the lights when she hears me coming home from work in a completely dark room; 2) She can turn off my Nest thermostat when I…

How to Make Alexa Light Up With Music

How to make Alexa light up with the music using Spotify Spotify is the first company to partner with Philips Hue, allowing more precise light scripts. You can now link your Spotify account directly from the Philips Hue app. The process is simple and takes two steps: turning on/off the slider in the top right…

Alexa Spotify Not Working

There is no definitive reason why Alexa won’t work with Spotify. Different factors can cause this issue, including Amazon-enabled devices and how your Spotify Premium account is set up. “Alexa Spotify Not Working” – Why is my Alexa not working with Spotify? Check your internet connection. Before troubleshooting, check that Alexa has the right Wi-Fi…

Alexa Talking Without Prompt

A lot of people have been talking about how their Alexa starts laughing all of a sudden for no reason. This is a cause for concern, and we’re looking into the issue to try and find a solution. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem….

How to Have Alexa Play Music on All Devices

Alexa is an excellent tool for the whole family. You might already know that you can use it to play music, set alarms and timers, and check your calendar events and weather forecasts, but did you know that Alexa also has skills? How do I get Alexa to play music on all my devices? Hey…

How to Get Alexa to Play Music All Night

Alexa can play music all night, but you need a few extra skills to work. Here’s the process: 1) Pick an Amazon Music skill for Alexa (I’m using “A Best Hit”) and sign in with their account; 2) Set up the timer so that it will stay on 24/7 through a schedule or manual mode;…