Dot to Dot: A daily 5min Echo demo from Alexa
DTD1085 Music videos on your Echo Show via Vivo

DTD1085 Music videos on your Echo Show via Vivo

January 19, 2020

Another really rockin' reason to get an Echo Show, guys. Watch a wealth of music videos on your A-lady by saying, “Alexa, play music videos by artist/song/genre” or, if you're not sure what to watch, just say “Alexa, show me music videos,” and she'll play you the most popular ones of the moment.

DTD1084 New built-in multilingual support

DTD1084 New built-in multilingual support

January 18, 2020

Want to speak to the A-lady in both English and Spanish? No problem … er, no problemo. Or possibly English and French? Pas de problème.

DTD1083 Puzzler Word of the Day

DTD1083 Puzzler Word of the Day

January 17, 2020

A mysterious, totally hidden feature within the fantastic Puzzler skill reveals itself today with the help of Tiffany Black (@1modernmonster on the Twitters). Ta Tiff.

DTD1082 The new Apple podcasts feature

DTD1082 The new Apple podcasts feature

January 16, 2020

US-only alas, Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) brings us a nifty demo of this new A-lady ability to have all your podcasts synched across all your Apple devices. Nice.

DTD1081 Jaws Quotes and Jaws Converter

DTD1081 Jaws Quotes and Jaws Converter

January 15, 2020

Two Jaws-related skills today. Why Jaws? Why not?? Hmmm. I wonder just how many Jaws 1081 podcasts all lined up in a row would be? If it helps, Jaws was 25 feet long so you do the maths.

DTD1080 Space Dust

DTD1080 Space Dust

January 14, 2020

With excellent explanations in every case, this skill serves up breathtaking celestial snaps from space or from down here on Earth, and both displays and describes them beautifully - so even on Echos without a screen, you're still well and truly in the picture.

DTD1079 Surfing on Echos with a screen

DTD1079 Surfing on Echos with a screen

January 13, 2020

Today we look at how you can call up web pages on your Echo Show or Spot - and with the help of VoiceView, the screen reading software for visually-impaired users like myself, we also hear what you'd otherwise see on the screen coz, y'know, this is audio.

DTD1078 Ticket to Ride Europe

DTD1078 Ticket to Ride Europe

January 12, 2020

Choo-choo!! This looks like a great skill to compliment the popular board game; Ticket to Ride Europe. Also available in a less Euro-centric flavour, both board games are available from Amazon and might be just the thing to really blow your whistle.

DTD1077 Puppy Jams

DTD1077 Puppy Jams

January 11, 2020

Despite seeming to be all about tasty spreads that younger dogs might want to put on their toast, today's skill brought to us by Thomas Domville (thomas@themickeyhouse.com) is really about fab pooch-oriented music.

DTD1076 Muslim Community

DTD1076 Muslim Community

January 10, 2020

This skill is a really easy way for Muslims everywhere to know exactly when and in which direction they need to pray. Simply provide your location and the A-lady will do the rest.