Today's soothing soundscape skill is brought to us by the brilliantdevelopers at Voice Skills Inc (@VoiceSkillsInc on Twitter) - well, one in particular. Nick Sawka serves up a slick demo, along with a sample stunning scene (we can see in today's episode artwork) that's usually shown on your Echo Show screen.
SShh - don't tell anyone but we've covered this before. I'm hoping that by my asking Thomas Domville (email@example.com) to cover this nice US-only nighttime feature once again, it'll nudge Amazon into bringing it to the rest of us.
This skill is a bit like Twenty Questions - covered in episode 4 and then again in episode 730 (because it's so good) - but with everything taken out that isn't an animal and then turned backwards. In this skill the A-lady chooses the animal, and you're the one asking up to 20 Yes/No questions. What's smaller than a dog, doesn't have fur, lays eggs and is a vegetarian? I guess we'll never know…
* Warning - lots of "Alexa"s being spoken in today's episode * Phillip Chalker is back to bring us a brilliant demo of a monthly A-lady skills round-up podcast direct from Amazon HQ. Not available here in the UK, but hopefully where you are.
Two beautifully relaxing mood music skills today; the first with over an hour of ambient audio on which to all but physically float away and the second around 30 minutes. Only the whalesong (episode 822) was more relaxing methinks.
Sometimes you just want to spend half an hour listening to something great. Covered over 500 episodes ago, this one's well worth a revisit. Thomas Domville (firstname.lastname@example.org) reminds us why Radio Mystery Theatre is a must-have skill for everyone whose into thrilling audio. If you'd like to submit a demo or two too, please email me at email@example.com
Another fantastic Drew Cosgrove (of all the 'Feel the Pressure' skills and so, so many more) skill today, brought to us by Phillip Chalker from Down Under. It's basically a sonically-sublime daily dose of the 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' game.