Hands-on with the Amazon’s Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs

Amazon and several PC manufacturers have announced that Alexa would be coming to select Windows 10 computers by way of a new Windows Alexa app made by Amazon. I got a quick chance to try the app running on an Alexa version of HPs Pavilion Wave computer at CES. Read more ›

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Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs from HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer


Amazon has teamed up with several PC manufactures to bring Alexa to Windows 10 later this year. Desktop and laptop PCs from HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer will work with a new Windows app that Amazon will in the Spring. The computers will access the voice assistant through far-field microphone and/or by pressing physical buttons. Read more ›

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Fire TV Stick to support Windows 8.1 Miracast

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When Amazon added display mirroring support via Miracast to the Fire TV with the 51.1.4.0 software update, they seemed to only focus on making the new feature compatible with Android devices. Users of Windows 8.1, which supports Miracast by default, were disappointed to find the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick couldn’t mirror Windows correctly. Sharp eyed reddit user FlyEaglesFly04 has spotted an update to the Fire TV Stick’s product page that should make Windows users happy. Amazon has recently added “Windows 8.1 coming soon” to the miracast feature row in the Fire TV Stick’s comparison chart. This is a good indicator that the next Fire TV Stick update should resolve issues with mircast and make it compatible with Windows 8.1’s native support. Even though there’s no mention of mircast or Windows on the Fire TV’s product page, it’s safe to assume the Fire TV will also gain Windows miracast compatibility with its next software update. Once the Fire TV Stick becomes compatible with Windows 8.1 miracast mirroring, it should drive the last nail into the coffin of Microsoft’s ridiculously overpriced Wireless Display Adapter and turn the Fire TV Stick into one of the most versatile options for Windows mirroring.

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