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Want to access Alexa on-the-go?

Just open the Alexa app!

Forgot to turn off a light at home? Or want to listen to your flash briefing on your morning commute? Just open the Alexa app > tap the "Alexa" icon in the middle of the bottom navigation bar and start talking! 

Pro Tip #1: When making Alexa requests via the Alexa app, you don't need to say "Alexa" before your command. So if you want to listen to a flash briefing, tap the "Alexa" icon in the middle of the bottom navigation bar of the Alexa app and then say "listen to my flash briefing!"

Pro Tip #2: For the most seamless way to access Alexa on-the-go, get a pair of the brand new Echo Buds (currently 30% off!). With these buds in your ear, you can just start talking to Alexa when you're out and about the same way you do on your Echo speaker at home.

 

3 ways to use Alexa on-the-go:

  1. Catch up on the latest on your commute: Just say "Play my flash briefing!" For flash briefing newbies, flash briefings are 2-4 minute "mini-podcasts," come in almost every flavor you can think of and are a perfect (and fast) way to get daily updates on the topics you care about. Tap/click here to see 7 of our favorites.
  2. Sneak in a quick workout: Say "Open 7-minute workout!" for 7 minutes of exercises to improve your core strength, flexibility, energy and mood.
  3. Play a game on-the-go! Say "Play Song Quiz" or "Open Bamboo Luminaries" -- just insert the Alexa game of your choice!

How to keep your Echo clean

Check out this super helpful guide to cleaning your Echo speakers and smart displays. It has all kinds of helpful tips for cleaning your Echo that you might not have thought of (I certainly hadn't!) -- from using a toothpick to dig crumbs out of small spaces to running a lint roller over the cloth. Tap/click here to check it out.
If you have questions or ideas, I'd love to hear from you. Reply to this email or get in touch at kp@voicebrew.com. Thanks for being a subscriber to VoiceBrew!
Katherine Prescott
Founder, VoiceBrew
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