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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Mary Otten <maryotten@...>
 

Hi Janet, You have put your finger on the biggest issue I have with the Echo. The skills are great, that is, when you can find those that you might like. And there are podcasts which review skills, so there's help there if you have time to spend listening to that stuff. Some capabilities are there out of the box, of course, like listening to radio stations through tune in, or whatever. And there are some cool skills. But star trek, it is not. <smile>


Mary

On 6/4/2018 5:04 PM, janet gross wrote:
HI Mary,
Well, thank you so much! I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices. I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there! LOL! I guess I'm asking for to much! Smile!
Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.


Mary



On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
Chris,
What do you mean when you say with the Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hello,

<probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?

What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?

To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@talkingmp3players.com> wrote:
As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
<wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
neo DAB music system for something different and high-end. The good
thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
unit but they were via their website. I think there were well over
1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to do a web
search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There
are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and
national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
radio stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
of accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio
listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
never use lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have
a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All
comments welcome. Walter.







--
XB







--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr













Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Janet
 

HI Mary,
Well, thank you so much! I now have a little better understanding about the add ons that enhance the functionality of the Echo devices. I was thinking all the skills would just come with the Echo.
I really thought I could just open the box with the new Echo, and all the skills would be right there! LOL! I guess I'm asking for to much! Smile!
Thank you again, as I greatly appreciate it.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of
products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with
added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that
additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the
specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by
telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't
work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page
and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games,
for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.


Mary



On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
Chris,
What do you mean when you say with the Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hello,

<probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?

What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?

To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@talkingmp3players.com> wrote:
As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
<wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
neo DAB music system for something different and high-end. The good
thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
unit but they were via their website. I think there were well over
1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to do a web
search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There
are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and
national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
radio stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
of accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio
listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
never use lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have
a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All
comments welcome. Walter.








--
XB







--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr











Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Mary Otten <maryotten@...>
 

I'm not Chris, but what he is getting at is that the Echo family of products has add ons that enhance the functionality of the device with added capabilities that are not available out of the box. To get that additional functionality, you need to find or somehow know about the specific skills you want to add, and then you must enable them by telling your device to enable such and such a skill or, if that doesn't work, you go to the alexa app on your phone or to a specific Amazon page and search for and enable the skill there. There are bunches of games, for instance, which must be found and enabled before you can play them.


Mary

On 6/4/2018 4:47 PM, janet gross wrote:
Chris,
What do you mean when you say with the Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hello,

<probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?

What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?

To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@talkingmp3players.com> wrote:
As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
<wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
neo DAB music system for something different and high-end. The good
thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
unit but they were via their website. I think there were well over
1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to do a web
search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There
are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and
national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
radio stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
of accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio
listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
never use lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have
a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All
comments welcome. Walter.








--
XB







--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr










Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Janet
 

HI Chris and Everyone.

Is there any way I can tell myself which plug I might have on my Bose? I’ve had the Bose for at least ten years, and I don’t remember which outputs it might have.  I know there is a output in the back of it, but don’t know what it is for though. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris Grabowski
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

If your Bose stereo has a 3.5MM jack for input, then you can.  If it has RCA jacks for input you'd need a 3.5MM male to RCA jacks cable.

 


From: janet gross
Sent: Monday, Jun 4, 2018 3:58 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Howard, 
Thank you, this is good to know.  I am seriously considering an Echo Dot myself.  You say I can connect an Echo Dot  to  my home entertainment system which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker? 
Janet 
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.
 
I have an Echo Dot.  I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better 
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers. 
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home 
entertainment system.
 
Howard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "janet gross" <janet.harvard@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.
 
 
HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy.  So far I am considering either 
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation.  I am looking for something 
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music.  I went 
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't 
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with 
the Amazon Visa Card.  This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot.  So if 
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or 
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.
 
Janet
 
Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon 
Rewards Visa Card
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Janet
 

Chris,
What do you mean when you say with the Amazon Echo one must enable the skills?
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hello,

<probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?

What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?

To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@talkingmp3players.com> wrote:
As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
<wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
neo DAB music system for something different and high-end. The good
thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
unit but they were via their website. I think there were well over
1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to do a web
search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There
are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and
national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
radio stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
of accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio
listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
never use lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have
a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All
comments welcome. Walter.









--
XB








--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Janet
 

Gene,

I will have to check maybe with Bose to see which I have, but it’s good to know they usually have one or the other.  Thank you. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

All stereos have line-in jacks or pin plug receptors, I don't know the exact word. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 4:22 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Laz,
I don't think my Bose has Bluetooth, but maybe the line in jack though.  I would have to check on rather it has Bluetooth or not.  I'm not sure if Bluetooth was out ten years ago.  Maybe it was though. 
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet,

If your ten-year old Bose stereo has either Bluetooth or a line in
jack then the answer is yes.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
> HI Laz,
> Thank you for this.  Are you saying I could connect an Echo Dot with my 10
> year old Bose stereo?
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Laz
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:21 PM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon
> Echo?
>
> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
> isn't difficult.
>
> Laz
>
> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr@...>
> wrote:
>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo neo
>> DAB
>> music system for something different and high-end.  The good thing about
>> the
>> Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio, unfortunately the station
>> listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi unit but they were via their
>> website.  I think there were well over 1000 internet stations I could
>> choose
>> from and I could search them via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop
>> music rock music religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to
>> do
>> a web search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the
>> echo
>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of
>> -
>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>> Amazon
>> Echo?
>>
>>
>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>> started
>> by its call letters or its name.
>>
>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>
>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4 which
>> is
>> a
>> mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There are
>> several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the uk.
>>
>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>
>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and national
>> radio
>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international radio
>>> stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of
>>> Richard Brock
>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>> Amazon
>>> Echo?
>>>
>>> Hello Walter,
>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access to
>>> thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>> Good luck,
>>> Rich
>>>
>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>> > Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with the
>>> idea
>>> > of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem is,
>>> > I
>>> > don't know which product is the best, especially in the area of
>>> > accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio listening.
>>> > I
>>> do
>>> > have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are limited
>> and
>>> > it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>> With
>>> > either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.  I
>> guess
>>> > other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is available
>>> however
>>> > I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I never
>>> > use
>>> > lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have a much wider
>> range
>>> > of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>> > irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but do
>> they
>>> > have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>> haven't
>>> > made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase I'd
>> like
>>> to
>>> > have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All comments
>>> > welcome.  Walter.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> XB
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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>
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>
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>


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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene
 

All stereos have line-in jacks or pin plug receptors, I don't know the exact word. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Laz,
I don't think my Bose has Bluetooth, but maybe the line in jack though.  I would have to check on rather it has Bluetooth or not.  I'm not sure if Bluetooth was out ten years ago.  Maybe it was though. 
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet,

If your ten-year old Bose stereo has either Bluetooth or a line in
jack then the answer is yes.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
> HI Laz,
> Thank you for this.  Are you saying I could connect an Echo Dot with my 10
> year old Bose stereo?
> Janet
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
> Laz
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:21 PM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon
> Echo?
>
> As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
> say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
> from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
> radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
> that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
> than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
> headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
> isn't difficult.
>
> Laz
>
> On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr@...>
> wrote:
>> Hi.  That is good to know.  Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo neo
>> DAB
>> music system for something different and high-end.  The good thing about
>> the
>> Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio, unfortunately the station
>> listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi unit but they were via their
>> website.  I think there were well over 1000 internet stations I could
>> choose
>> from and I could search them via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop
>> music rock music religious spoken word etc..  I would imagine I'd need to
>> do
>> a web search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the
>> echo
>> do a search for me?  Walter.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of
>> -
>> Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
>> To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
>> Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>> Amazon
>> Echo?
>>
>>
>> Yes, international stations can be accessed.  Usually any station is
>> started
>> by its call letters or its name.
>>
>> A local station k d k a is started by that call name.  Just using npr
>> anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.
>>
>> For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4 which
>> is
>> a
>> mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas.  There are
>> several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the uk.
>>
>> On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>
>>> Hi.  Thanks.  As much as I would like to listen to local and national
>> radio
>>> stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international radio
>>> stations and if so, how is it done.  Walter.
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
>> Of
>>> Richard Brock
>>> Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
>>> Amazon
>>> Echo?
>>>
>>> Hello Walter,
>>> I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
>>> thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
>>> You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access to
>>> thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
>>> Good luck,
>>> Rich
>>>
>>> On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
>>> > Hi folks.  It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with the
>>> idea
>>> > of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo.  The problem is,
>>> > I
>>> > don't know which product is the best, especially in the area of
>>> > accessibility.  My main use for the product would be radio listening.
>>> > I
>>> do
>>> > have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are limited
>> and
>>> > it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
>>> With
>>> > either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.  I
>> guess
>>> > other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is available
>>> however
>>> > I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I never
>>> > use
>>> > lights since I am total.  I understand that Amazon have a much wider
>> range
>>> > of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
>>> > irrelevant to me.  Also I know some echoes have touch screens but do
>> they
>>> > have audio feedback?  As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
>> haven't
>>> > made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase I'd
>> like
>>> to
>>> > have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on.  All comments
>>> > welcome.  Walter.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> XB
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Gene
 

If you can connect something to a speaker, you can connect it to a stereo unless you are using a bluetooth speaker or an mp3 connector and those are the only ways the device has and your stereo doesn't have them.  But in general, connecting something to a speaker or a stereo means through cables. 
 
I'm quite sure the full size Echo, the first one produced, can't be connected to an external speaker or amplifier or stereo.  Some later Echos can but I don't know if all can.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Hi Gene,

I don’t know if that is true either, but that is why I’m asking.  Some people also say an Echo or Dot or both can be connected to a speaker or sometimes  they will say one can be connected to a stereo system, now, to me a speaker and a stereo system are two different things.  so I’m not for sure.  Actually I’m finding myself getting more and more confused with it all. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

I don't think that's true of every Echo.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:58 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

Howard,
Thank you, this is good to know.  I am seriously considering an Echo Dot myself.  You say I can connect an Echo Dot  to  my home entertainment system which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot.  I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers.
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet gross" <janet.harvard@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy.  So far I am considering either
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation.  I am looking for something
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music.  I went
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with
the Amazon Visa Card.  This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot.  So if
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon
Rewards Visa Card











Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

chris judge
 

Whith the amazon echo one must enable the skills. Is the same true of the google home?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Mehler
Sent: June 4, 2018 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hello,

<probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?

What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?

To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@talkingmp3players.com> wrote:
As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
<wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo
neo DAB music system for something different and high-end. The good
thing about the Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio,
unfortunately the station listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi
unit but they were via their website. I think there were well over
1000 internet stations I could choose from and I could search them
via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop music rock music
religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to do a web
search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4
which is a mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There
are several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the
uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and
national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
radio stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access
to thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
of accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio
listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played.
I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is
available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I
never use lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have
a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but
do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase
I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All
comments welcome. Walter.









--
XB








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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

chris judge
 

Another quick question about google home versus amazon echo. Are apps for
both products equally accessible with voice over? Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walter
Ramage via Groups.Io
Sent: June 4, 2018 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon
Echo?

Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo neo DAB
music system for something different and high-end. The good thing about the
Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio, unfortunately the station
listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi unit but they were via their
website. I think there were well over 1000 internet stations I could choose
from and I could search them via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop
music rock music religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to do
a web search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon
Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is started
by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4 which is a
mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There are several other
bbc choices for music and regional services in the uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international
radio stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access to
thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is, I don't know which product is the best, especially in the area
of accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio
listening. I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played. I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I never
use lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have a much
wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All comments
welcome. Walter.









--
XB


Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

If your Bose stereo has a 3.5MM jack for input, then you can.  If it has RCA jacks for input you'd need a 3.5MM male to RCA jacks cable.



From: janet gross
Sent: Monday, Jun 4, 2018 3:58 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Howard, 
Thank you, this is good to know.  I am seriously considering an Echo Dot myself.  You say I can connect an Echo Dot  to  my home entertainment system which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker? 
Janet 


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot.  I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better 
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers. 
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home 
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "janet gross" <janet.harvard@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy.  So far I am considering either 
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation.  I am looking for something 
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music.  I went 
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't 
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with 
the Amazon Visa Card.  This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot.  So if 
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or 
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon 
Rewards Visa Card













Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

The second generation Echo has a line out jack.



From: Laz
Sent: Monday, Jun 4, 2018 5:03 PM EST
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I can tell you that you can certainly connect an Echo Dot to a speaker
or a stereo system either via Bluetooth or by using a male to male
3.5mm patch cable into the line in on your stereo. I have no
experience with an Echo, just the Echo Dot so can't advise you on
that.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@...> wrote:
Hi Gene,
I don't know if that is true either, but that is why I'm asking.  Some
people also say an Echo or Dot or both can be connected to a speaker or
sometimes  they will say one can be connected to a stereo system, now, to me
a speaker and a stereo system are two different things.  so I'm not for
sure.  Actually I'm finding myself getting more and more confused with it
all.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I don't think that's true of every Echo.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: janet gross<mailto:janet.harvard@...>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Howard,
Thank you, this is good to know.  I am seriously considering an Echo Dot
myself.  You say I can connect an Echo Dot  to  my home entertainment system
which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot.  I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers.
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet gross"
<janet.harvard@...<mailto:janet.harvard@...>>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy.  So far I am considering
either
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation.  I am looking for something
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music.  I
went
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with
the Amazon Visa Card.  This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot.  So if
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the
Amazon
Rewards Visa Card













    


Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi, I have had my Echo Dot Second Gen Blue tooth connected to my stereo receiver, which then of course then came out my good stereo speakers. 

 

I could still talk to her and she answered over the stereo speakers.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Vicky

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 4:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

Hi Gene,

I don’t know if that is true either, but that is why I’m asking.  Some people also say an Echo or Dot or both can be connected to a speaker or sometimes  they will say one can be connected to a stereo system, now, to me a speaker and a stereo system are two different things.  so I’m not for sure.  Actually I’m finding myself getting more and more confused with it all. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

I don't think that's true of every Echo.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:58 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

Howard,
Thank you, this is good to know.  I am seriously considering an Echo Dot myself.  You say I can connect an Echo Dot  to  my home entertainment system which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot.  I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers.
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet gross" <janet.harvard@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy.  So far I am considering either
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation.  I am looking for something
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music.  I went
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with
the Amazon Visa Card.  This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot.  So if
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon
Rewards Visa Card










Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Janet
 

Laz,
I don't think my Bose has Bluetooth, but maybe the line in jack though. I would have to check on rather it has Bluetooth or not. I'm not sure if Bluetooth was out ten years ago. Maybe it was though.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Janet,

If your ten-year old Bose stereo has either Bluetooth or a line in
jack then the answer is yes.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
HI Laz,
Thank you for this. Are you saying I could connect an Echo Dot with my 10
year old Bose stereo?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Laz
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon
Echo?

As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo neo
DAB
music system for something different and high-end. The good thing about
the
Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio, unfortunately the station
listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi unit but they were via their
website. I think there were well over 1000 internet stations I could
choose
from and I could search them via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop
music rock music religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to
do
a web search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the
echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon
Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started
by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4 which
is
a
mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There are
several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international radio
stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon
Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access to
thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem is,
I
don't know which product is the best, especially in the area of
accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played. I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I never
use
lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All comments
welcome. Walter.









--
XB








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Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Laz,
Thank you for this, as this does answer some of my questions, but now that you mentioned it, I'm wondering about the difference between an Echo-Dot and an Echo? Maybe there is, not for sure though.
Thank you again.
Janet
is there really

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 4:04 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I can tell you that you can certainly connect an Echo Dot to a speaker
or a stereo system either via Bluetooth or by using a male to male
3.5mm patch cable into the line in on your stereo. I have no
experience with an Echo, just the Echo Dot so can't advise you on
that.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Gene,
I don't know if that is true either, but that is why I'm asking. Some
people also say an Echo or Dot or both can be connected to a speaker or
sometimes they will say one can be connected to a stereo system, now, to me
a speaker and a stereo system are two different things. so I'm not for
sure. Actually I'm finding myself getting more and more confused with it
all.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I don't think that's true of every Echo.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: janet gross<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Howard,
Thank you, this is good to know. I am seriously considering an Echo Dot
myself. You say I can connect an Echo Dot to my home entertainment system
which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot. I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers.
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet gross"
<janet.harvard@outlook.com<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy. So far I am considering
either
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation. I am looking for something
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music. I
went
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with
the Amazon Visa Card. This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot. So if
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the
Amazon
Rewards Visa Card












--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Michael,
Thank you for this, as this answers my question. I had no idea about this. I do manage my credit quite well, and this card I will take a pass on! Smile! Thank you again.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


The Amazon Visa Rewards card is no different than any other rewards card. This one happens to be managed by Chase Bank, and the rewards that it earns can be applied to Amazon purchases, The ca rd balance or gift cards. The interest rate on the card is still fairly high and if you over use the card and cannot pay off the balance every month, then it is likely that you will end up in trouble with your credit. If you manage your credit well and do not over charge, then you can do well.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy. So far I am considering either the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation. I am looking for something that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music. I went on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with the Amazon Visa Card. This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot. So if anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card


Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Laz
 

I can tell you that you can certainly connect an Echo Dot to a speaker
or a stereo system either via Bluetooth or by using a male to male
3.5mm patch cable into the line in on your stereo. I have no
experience with an Echo, just the Echo Dot so can't advise you on
that.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Gene,
I don't know if that is true either, but that is why I'm asking. Some
people also say an Echo or Dot or both can be connected to a speaker or
sometimes they will say one can be connected to a stereo system, now, to me
a speaker and a stereo system are two different things. so I'm not for
sure. Actually I'm finding myself getting more and more confused with it
all.
Janet


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I don't think that's true of every Echo.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: janet gross<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Howard,
Thank you, this is good to know. I am seriously considering an Echo Dot
myself. You say I can connect an Echo Dot to my home entertainment system
which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot. I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers.
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet gross"
<janet.harvard@outlook.com<mailto:janet.harvard@outlook.com>>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy. So far I am considering
either
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation. I am looking for something
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music. I
went
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with
the Amazon Visa Card. This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot. So if
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the
Amazon
Rewards Visa Card











--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Laz
 

Hi Janet,

If your ten-year old Bose stereo has either Bluetooth or a line in
jack then the answer is yes.

Laz

On 6/4/18, janet gross <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
HI Laz,
Thank you for this. Are you saying I could connect an Echo Dot with my 10
year old Bose stereo?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Laz
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:21 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon
Echo?

As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo neo
DAB
music system for something different and high-end. The good thing about
the
Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio, unfortunately the station
listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi unit but they were via their
website. I think there were well over 1000 internet stations I could
choose
from and I could search them via genre i.e. news, sport country music pop
music rock music religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need to
do
a web search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the
echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
-
Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon
Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started
by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4 which
is
a
mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There are
several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international radio
stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon
Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access to
thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem is,
I
don't know which product is the best, especially in the area of
accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played. I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I never
use
lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All comments
welcome. Walter.









--
XB








--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr






--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
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Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Gene,

I don’t know if that is true either, but that is why I’m asking.  Some people also say an Echo or Dot or both can be connected to a speaker or sometimes  they will say one can be connected to a stereo system, now, to me a speaker and a stereo system are two different things.  so I’m not for sure.  Actually I’m finding myself getting more and more confused with it all. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

I don't think that's true of every Echo.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:58 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

Howard,
Thank you, this is good to know.  I am seriously considering an Echo Dot myself.  You say I can connect an Echo Dot  to  my home entertainment system which is a Bose stereo and not just a speaker?
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have an Echo Dot.  I don't do much music on it but it sure sounds better
than I ever expected; much better than those terrible cell phone speakers.
Also, it has an output jack which can be connected to one's home
entertainment system.

Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "janet gross" <janet.harvard@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 1:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.


HI Everyone,
I'm still debating which Echo or Dot to buy.  So far I am considering either
the Echo Dot, or the Echo second generation.  I am looking for something
that has a good sound quality as I will probably buy Amazon's music.  I went
on to the Amazon web site, and they are giving me a offer in which I don't
know anything about, so I want to ask those who might be more familiar with
the Amazon Visa Card.  This offer is only if I buy an Echo or dot.  So if
anyone is familiar with the card would you please share your information or
experience?
I copied and pasted below the message I get when I visit the site.

Janet

Amazon Rewards Visa Card
$50 instant gift card
Janet, get a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card instantly upon approval for the Amazon
Rewards Visa Card











Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Laz
 

The Echo Dot is the smaller sibling of the Echo and about the size of
a tuna can. The Google Home mini is a tad larger and is the smaller
sibling of the Google Home.

Laz

On 6/4/18, David Mehler <dave.mehler@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello,

<probably a low-grade question> what is an Echo Dot and a Google Home
Mini? Are they smaller versions of the alexa?

What all do they do and are there any podcasts on the subject?

To those who have one or both devices are there privacy concerns as
there now are with I think it's the Amazon alexa?

Thanks.
Dave.


On 6/4/18, Laz <laz@talkingmp3players.com> wrote:
As someone who owns both an Echo Dot and a Google Home mini i have to
say that the sound on the Google Home mini is much better than that
from the Echo Dot. In my experience they both can access the same
radio stations and both use Tune-In and I heart Radio. I've also found
that you can find a wider variety of songs on the Google Home mini
than you can on the Echo Dot. both can pair with bluetooth Speakers,
headsets, or Bluetooth receivers so connecting either one to a stereo
isn't difficult.

Laz

On 6/4/18, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io <wpr=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io>
wrote:
Hi. That is good to know. Last October I traded in my Arcam Solo neo
DAB
music system for something different and high-end. The good thing about
the
Arcam Solo Neo was it also had internet radio, unfortunately the station
listings were not accessible Via the hi-fi unit but they were via their
website. I think there were well over 1000 internet stations I could
choose
from and I could search them via genre i.e. news, sport country music
pop
music rock music religious spoken word etc.. I would imagine I'd need
to
do
a web search for stations in order to instruct the echo, or would the
echo
do a search for me? Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
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Sent: 04 June 2018 13:17
To: Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Cc: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon
Echo?


Yes, international stations can be accessed. Usually any station is
started
by its call letters or its name.

A local station k d k a is started by that call name. Just using npr
anywhere starts the local public radio station nearest to you.

For example using a name; one of the bbc services is called bbc 4 which
is
a
mostly news source, bbc 4 xtra plays radio dramas. There are
several other bbc choices for music and regional services in the uk.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2018, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi. Thanks. As much as I would like to listen to local and national
radio
stations I wonder if the Echo would be able to find international radio
stations and if so, how is it done. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf
Of
Richard Brock
Sent: 03 June 2018 20:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or
Amazon
Echo?

Hello Walter,
I recommend the Amazon, Echo. You can purchase an Echo, Dot for $39
thatt will give you all its features for a very reasonable price.
You will ve able to listen to many radio stations, plus have access to
thousands of skills that are fun to interact with.
Good luck,
Rich

On 6/3/2018 1:45 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi folks. It hasn't interested me in the past but I'm toying with
the
idea
of purchasing either a Google Home or An Amazon Echo. The problem
is,
I
don't know which product is the best, especially in the area of
accessibility. My main use for the product would be radio listening.
I
do
have a number of DAB radios in the house but their presets are
limited
and
it requires pressing a number of buttons to get the station required.
With
either Google or Amazon I can ask for that station to be played. I
guess
other skills might be useful but I don't know all what is available
however
I'm not interested in having it turn on and off lights since I never
use
lights since I am total. I understand that Amazon have a much wider
range
of products but I'm not really concerned about appearance as it is
irrelevant to me. Also I know some echoes have touch screens but do
they
have audio feedback? As I have said, I'm toying with the idea and
haven't
made my mind up but when I do and if I decide to make a purchase I'd
like
to
have some idea of what I'm about to spend my money on. All comments
welcome. Walter.









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