Happy New Year!
Welcome to Things Updated. A short monthly update of lifestyle technology
Apple Music is now available through Amazon Alexa
The new Sonos AMP is now available with more power and Airplay 2 support— joining the Sonos One, Beam, Playbase, and Play:5 as Airplay 2 enabled devices.
Dose of Alexa
"Alexa, remind me to turn on the dishwasher when I get home."
Now you can create location-based reminders to get a notification when you arrive at or leave a location.
"Alexa, announce Happy New Year!"
Send an announcement to the entire house by using the keyword "announce".
"Alexa, drop into the kitchen"
Create a two way intercom to any room in the house by using "drop in" and "drop out".
"Alexa, give me a quote."
"Alexa, what's on your mind?
"Alexa, sing a New Year's song."
Dose of Siri
"Hey Siri, move to Kitchen"
Move your music to other rooms in the house using Apples new Airplay 2— Now on some Sonos devices.
"Hey Siri, find my watch"
Find your devices with your devices— working on iPad, iPhone, Watch, Mac, and AirPods.
"Hey Siri, what song is this?"
Use Siri's built in Shazam to name a song.
"Hey Siri, flip a coin"
"Hey Siri, tell me a story"
"Hey Siri, learn how to say my name"
Things Integrated Update
Now installing the Gallo Acoustic line of sleek, compact on-wall and pendant speakers.
Now installing the FingBox network monitoring device offering realtime network status, monthly performance reports, and easy to use parental controls
That's all for now— to a new year of things working better!