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Happy New Year!

Welcome to Things Updated. A short monthly update of lifestyle technology

What's New?

  • 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".

Irrelevant Commands 

  • "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. 

Irrelevant Commands 

  • "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!