[nfb-talk] Inquiring about the Amazon Echo

kaye zimpher kaye.j.zimpher at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 04:58:01 UTC 2017

Being a Prime member is not necessary, but it does help. They will not be 
able to access some of the music and shopping services, but they will be 
able to use the skills, they can listen to Tune-in and they can link Pandora 
and other services if they would like.
Hope this helps.
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From: "Jim Portillo via nfb-talk" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
To: <blindtlk at nfbnet.org>; <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>; <trainer-talk at nfbnet.org>
Cc: "Jim Portillo" <portillo.jim at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 9:48 PM
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 
> 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.
> Jim
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