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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,…


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…


Look, Another Echo not available in Canada

This week Amazon released another gadget into the Echo family. Echo Look is Alexa with eyes and ears. It’s a device that features LED lighting and a depth-sensing…


Is Amazon Echo Finally Coming to Canada?

A recent Reddit post seems to indicate it is. Redditor emilediab posted a link to an online chat they had with Sankar, an Amazon customer service rep. In the chat…


Stream to another Bluetooth device from Echo

Just over a month ago Amazon flipped the switched on a function that probably should have been part of Amazon Echo since day one. Like the Echo Dot,…


Wake your Echo in a way that would make Captain Kirk proud

Alexa has been quietly updating the insides of Alexa with new features. Most notable in this recent release (4812) is the addition of a new wake word. Drum…


Add CBC Hourly News to Your Flash Briefing

With Flash Briefing, Alexa delivers pre-recorded updates from popular broadcasters such as the US public broadcaster NPR, BBC News, the Economist, headlines from The Associated Press and weather…