Though today there's only a very modest number of actions from which to choose, this new built-in ability to chain together tasks and fire them off with a single command (or at a certain time) promises to be a game-changer. Hmmm... I wonder if one day you could use it to change the game you're playing? One thing you can do today is set a scheduled routine to wake you up with the news, say, rather than simply one of the stock sounds. Very cool.
Ask the A-lady to give you a maths quiz and she'll enable this skill. Don't like maths? Then play yesterday's skill again, choosing a character who does like maths, and then it might put you in the mood for this one. Cunning.
Is today's skill at all similar to the famous video game Minecraft? I've no idea but from the little I've gleaned of the game from my kids it probably isn't a million miles off the mark (after you've taken away all the graphics of course). And it has (cheesy) sound-effects.
Woo, woo! (Just adding in some sadly absent sound effects) Two groovy skills to keep you on the right track when it comes to knowing your UK train trivia. We then finish off with some bonus soothing train sounds to send us to sleep. Don't listen to this episode when operating heavy machinery.
Tweet straight from your Echo with this fab skill. You can also listen to your timeline in all its glorious audio hilarity (tweets just aren't supposed to be spoken out loud). Welcome to my world. Oh and good luck dictating #DTDPod...
Today we look at two skills; one to avoid all that tedious pressing of the Play/Pause button on your stereo when playing pass the parcel, and the other to publically probe the very furthest extent of your most personal preferences.
In today's episode, the excellent Eric Troup (with a tiny guest appearance from the lovely Manissa) shows us all the Scooby Doo skill. With voices from the current cartoon (actually probably CGI come to think of it) TV series which sound spookily like the original cast from way back, there's no mystery about why this skill's a winner. Eric's @BlindGeek on Twitter and check out his real-time roll-play podcast Monkeys Took My Jetpack - it's really rather good.