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Amazon Alexa Skills for September 2019

This month, enjoy the ultimate music game – Beat the Intro – on Alexa. Join Moozzo – music expert and host – as you try to guess the song title and artist of the track as quickly as you can.

Play on your own or compete with friends (up to 16 at a time) and choose from three different play modes – ‘The Daily Challenge’, to guess three new tracks each day, ‘Echo Buttons Mode’, to buzz in to answer each track using the buttons on your Echo device when playing with friends and ‘Team Mode’, where each person takes it, in turn, to guess the track as fast as they can. Just say, “Alexa, open Beat the Intro”, “Alexa, play greatest hits” or “Alexa, play with friends”.

Other features include ‘fun track facts’ – learn something new every day with fun facts about artists, songs and the music you love – and ‘weekly leader boards’ where you compete to have the highest daily challenge score for the week.

Play Beat the Intro for free and access playlists such as ‘Greatest hits of all time’ and ‘Today’s hits’ or subscribe to Beat the Intro Unlimited (a monthly subscription service with an initial 7-day trial period) to play with top hits from categories including Pop, Hip Hop, Country, Motown, 80s, 90s and more!

The new Fire TV Cube, a hands-free, 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa, and the fastest and most powerful Fire TV ever —for just £109.99. Fire TV Cube is the first Fire TV in the United Kingdom to feature far-field voice control built directly into the device and is now available for pre-order.

Watch favourites from Netflix, YouTube, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and more and enjoy access to tens of thousands of apps, Alexa skills, and channels, as well as more than 200,000 TV episodes and movies with thousands of titles in 4K Ultra HD. The vast Fire TV catalogue combined with powerful voice control makes it easier than ever to enjoy TV, simply say “Alexa, watch The Crown on Netflix” and your compatible TV will turn on, open Netflix and pick up playback right where you left off.

Available now for pre-order at www.amazon.co.uk/firetvcube
Shipping: 10th October 2019 (with an IR extender cable and Ethernet adapter)
Customers can also pre-order Fire TV Cube and Ring Video Doorbell 2 together for just £218.99 – a saving of £70.

 

The summer holidays are over and it’s either back to school, university or work.  Let Alexa help you start your day on the right foot by simply saying, “Alexa, what’s the traffic like”, “Alexa, turn on the kettle” or “Alexa, set a 5-minute egg timer”. You can also check your calendar for the day by saying “Alexa, what’s on my calendar?” and set reminders, so you don’t forget your lunchbox!

If you’ve finished your favourite book and you’re wondering what to read next, try Alexa Book Finder. Say, “Alexa, open Book Finder” or “Alexa, ask Book Finder for inspiration” to find your next book or Audiobook through recommendations and free audio samples. Hear recordings of editors, authors and celebrities talking about their favourite books, and find new releases, best sellers and what’s trending, just say “Alexa, ask Book Finder for new releases” or “Alexa, ask Book Finder for best sellers” for example. You can also give the name of a title you like and receive recommendations based on this.

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