If you have an Amazon Echo and you aren't using it with IFTTT, you're missing out on a world of possibilities. Here are seven of the best recipes at your disposal.
How to create named timers with Alexa
Alexa now supports multiple, named timers after a recent update. Here's how to create and manage multiple timers with your Alexa speakers.
How to pair your Amazon Echo with a Bluetooth Speaker
Thanks to a recent update, you can now pair the original Echo with a Bluetooth speaker for better sound.
How to use an Amazon Echo to call someone
Want Alexa to call your contacts, or perhaps leave a message for Mom on her Amazon Echo? Here's how.
How to get started with an Alexa smart home
Amazon's virtual assistant makes it easy to assemble a voice-activated smart home. Here's how to put her to work.
How to set up multiroom playback across all of your Alexa devices
Want to sync up your Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show smart speakers to play music together in perfect harmony? Here's how.
5 ways Alexa can help new parents stay sane
Alexa makes a new parent's job a little easier with these tips.
How to get Alexa to play baby-making music (and other themed playlists)
Amazon just made it possible for you to cue up music for an activity, like a party, the spa or, er, adult nap time. Here's how it works.
The best Alexa skills to distract your kiddos
Anyone with a voice assistant and children knows how annoying it can be for them to constantly ask it questions. But Alexa might actually help give you some relief if you have the right skills -- and she can even teach your kiddos a thing or two along the way.
Turn the Amazon Echo light ring into a night light
Put the light ring on top of your Amazon Echo to good use by turning it into a night light.
How to disable Alexa calling
Alexa calling is great, but it also gives you no way to block someone on your contact list from calling you. Here's how to turn it off.
How to wall-mount your Amazon Echo
To move your Amazon Echo to a more central location, you might consider mounting it directly to the wall.
5 inexpensive Bluetooth speakers to pair with your Echo Dot
It's easy math: A Dot plus one of these speakers equals better sound than you'll get from the full-size Echo, and for less money.
Here are the best devices to pair with your Amazon Echo
Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa can control a growing number of smart home gadgets. Here's how to find the ones that make the most sense for your home.
Disguise your Amazon Echo with a case or skin
Maybe a matte-black speaker doesn't match your entertainment center or it sticks out like a sore thumb against the stainless-steel appliances in your kitchen. Skins are a great way to make your Amazon Echo blend in a little better around your home.
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Make Alexa wake you up with a Spotify song
Alexa makes a great alarm clock that you can snooze or silence with your voice. By default, however, you cannot play music as an alarm. Using this workaround, you can play any song from Spotify as an alarm on the Amazon Dot, Echo or Tap.
How to customize your Alexa speaker's Flash Briefing
The Flash Briefing is one of the more compelling features of Amazon's Alexa speakers. Use these tips for customizing and getting the most out of your Flash Briefing.
How to listen to podcasts on your Amazon Echo
Alexa can sling podcasts for you, but with some limitations. Here's what you can and can't do, along with some workarounds for the latter.
All the music, podcasts and radio services that work with Alexa
Amazon's Alexa speakers can stream audio from more than just Amazon Music. Below are all the streaming services that work with Alexa.
Make Spotify the default music player on your Echo
If you're tired of saying "on Spotify" every time you ask Alexa to play music, here's how to stop.
How to stream any audio with the Amazon Echo
If the built-in streaming options the Amazon Echo have to offer simply don't do it for you, there is another option. Pair your devices using Bluetooth and stream virtually anything you want.
CNET is now on Amazon Echo! Here's how to get the news
Hey, Alexa. You really know your tech!