[nfb-talk] Inquiring about the Amazon Echo
mike at michaelhingson.com
Sat Dec 23 04:49:59 UTC 2017
I have both the Echo and a Google Home. I think the sound may be just a bit better on the Home, but overall there is no comparison. The Echo can do more by far and it integrates with many more devices.
You do not have to be a Prime member to use the echo. Setting up an Amazon account for a new Echo user is free
From: nfb-talk [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jim Portillo via nfb-talk
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 6:49 PM
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Cc: Jim Portillo <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
Subject: [nfb-talk] Inquiring about the Amazon Echo
I know this isn’t necessarily blindness related, but I am wanting to give a Christmas gift to someone who is blind but need to know a couple of things first.
Does anyone who have the Amazon Echo (Alexa) know if it is required that a person be a member of Amazon Prime? Can Alexa be used by folks who hae an Amazon account but aren’t Amazon Prime members?
Also, if you had to choose between the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, which would you choose?
I have the Amazon echo, but I was already a Prime member, so it didn’t matter to me. If anything, it benefitted me.
Anyway, some information would be appreciated.
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