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8. August 2018

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones Gain Alexa Support via Software Update

Bose has released an update for its QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones that adds Alexa support as a voice assistant feature.

Previously, the „Action“ button on the popular noise-canceling cans was exclusively for invoking Google Assistant (Siri is accessed by holding down the multifunction play/pause button for two seconds).

However, after updating the software through the Bose Connect app, QC35 II owners can now opt to use Amazon’s ubiquitous virtual assistant instead via the app’s Options menu.

For those wondering, voice assistant support is the main difference between the Bose QC 35 Series II headphones and the original [...]

 
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9. Juli 2018

Sonos-Update: Audible-Hörbücher über Alexa steuern

Ab sofort können Sie die Hörbuch-Bibliothek von Audible auf Alexa-kompatiblen Sonos-Lautsprechern per Sprache steuern. Macwelt News

 
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27. Juni 2018

Amazon Alexa App for iOS Gains Voice Controls

Amazon today updated its Alexa app for iOS to add a promised voice control feature that’s designed to allow iOS users to tap the Alexa button and use voice commands to ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, check the weather, and more.

As noted by TechCrunch, Amazon introduced voice control to its Alexa app for Android back in January, and at the time, said the feature would be expanded to iOS devices „soon.“

Soon turned out to mean six months, but starting today, iOS users can speak with Alexa in the Alexa iOS app and ask standard Alexa questions. There is no native functionality, so pushing an in-app button to activate Alexa is required [...]

 
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7. Juni 2018

Amazon Reveals ‚Fire TV Cube‘ With Support for 4K, HDMI CEC, Dolby Atmos, Alexa Voice Controls, and More

Amazon today unveiled its latest „Fire“ branded product, called the „Fire TV Cube.“ The company describes the device as a hands-free box that streams 4K Ultra HD video using Alexa voice controls. The set-top box appears to have many features similar (or coming soon) to the Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR content, smart assistant integration, HDMI CEC, Dolby Atmos support, and more.

With far-field voice recognition, one difference between the two devices is that the Fire TV Cube relies on eight microphones embedded into the box to hear users across the room, whereas Apple TV 4K picks up commands solely via the handheld Siri Remote. The Fire TV Cube does [...]

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