Re: Google device or Alexa device?


Monte Single
 

Yes, sometimes, people send me links to u-tube things. Sometimes there are adds before the file plays, but it does play.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 17, 2021 5:28 PM
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My e-mail program had a problem and I lost my place in the message list. My first reply was to the wrong thread.

Can you listen to Youtube videos for free on a computer?

Gene
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From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:02 PM
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Here in Canada, my google home mini tells me that I have to have a paid subscription to play music from u-tube.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: January 17, 2021 1:12 PM
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while the info below is true for persons in the US and canada, in the caribbean for example trinidad, where i live, playing music from you tube is not free, you have to pay for a subscription for you tube to use with a google home


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From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?


You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays
music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

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From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
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Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart
plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo.
She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several
voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive.
Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps
to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not
have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect
with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change
her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with
your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you
have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the
cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations
across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to
spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for
information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart
plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work
especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you
to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does
not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell
jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news.
OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have
one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





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From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
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Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

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I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the
office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to
like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get
your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than
alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than
google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than
alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do
this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

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All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



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Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with
connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar
with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your
emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my
contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky
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Hi List, Is there a way to get either
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respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







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