When the Amazon Echo debuted, it could only only play music, tell you the weather, set alarms and timers, read news flashes, tell corny jokes, add things to your Amazon shopping list, tell you the weather and recite basic trivia. Cool tricks, all, but nothing spectacular.

The Echo’s Alexa voice assistant was a cool look at how voice commands could control the home.

Today, the Echo family now is now a family of three. Including the Echo, there’s also the Echo Dot and Tap.

With the power of Alexa, an open API and and a willingness by third-party companies to get their smart devices to work with the Echo products, Amazon’s magical tube devices have become more feature-packed than when it launched. Read more…

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11 useful things you didn’t know your Amazon Echo could do