List of Canadian Amazon Alexa skills

Canadian developers can now take full advantage of Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build Canadian focused skills. A number of Canadian companies have already released skills, including news…


Alexa app available for download

When the Echo platform became officially available in Canada on Tuesday, November 15th the Alexa app was quietly made available in their respective Canadian app stores. There seems…


Amazon Echo for sale in Canada, Officially

Today, after almost two years the Amazon Echo platform was OFFICIALLY launched in Canada. Happy Black Friday, Merry Christmas, etc. According to amazon.ca the devices begin shipping on…


Flash briefing not working?

Have you woken up in the past few weeks to discover Flash briefing no longer works? This seems to be an issue that other Canadian users of Amazon…


More official Canadian skills added

Two recent additions to the Flash Briefing Skill are Canada’s own The Weather Network and Global News. More proof that Canadian organizations are taking the Amazon Echo platform seriously and…


It’s happening? Canadian street addresses now work with Echo

Amazon has quietly made an update that has some Canadians freaking out, eh. As of Monday August 14th, the Alexa app and the webapp (alexa.amazon.com) have started accepting…


Amazon ramping up more Alexa dev talent in Canada

Amazon has posted another job listing for Alexa development skills at their Ottawa Canada based development lab. The latest request for talent seeks a Principal Technical Program Manager,…


Echo Silver, SNL sketch

Saturday Night Live (SNL) poked fun at more than US politics this past weekend with a mock advertisement aimed at Amazon Echo. If you haven’t been able to…


Amazon announces Echo Show, still a no-show for Canada

Following several leaks, Amazon this week unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo platform of…