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Re: Amazon Music Question Please.

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I do not subscribe to the premium Amazon music but get a huge variety of free Amazon music with the Prime membership. I am not sure of the cost but if you buy regularly from Amazon, the Prime member ship gets you lots of music with a wide variety of genres, Videos, free 2 day shipping on most products and occasionally additional promos for members only. I figure I can only listen to so much music and what I get with Prime is enough for me., so it might not be enough for some others.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:01 AM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Music Question Please.

Hi Marie and all.
Ok Marie, time to whipe the egg off your face! Smile! You can correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you purchased Amazon's music? Can you tell me what you think about their music subscription? Such as do they have a large variety of music? So one could create their own play list? How much does it cost per month, or does it depend on different factors? I'm asking this because when I do purchase an Echo or Dot, I will more than likely also purchase Amazon music. I currently have Apple music on my phone, but will switch when I purchase the Echo or Dot. So if someone is using Amazon's music, would you please share your experience with me?
Thank you all!
Janet


Re: Amazon Music Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi,
Thank you for all this. Well, I currently pay for Apple Music at $9.99 per month. Now, Apple isn't all that bad, except for a few exceptions. I am interested in using unlimited Amazon music though at $9.99 per month, for the simple fact from what I read about Amazon, I could use Amazon Music with an Dot or an Echo, as well as with
my iOS Device, although, I will need to read a little more about this option.
Thank you again.

Janet s

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Music Question Please.

I'm not Marie, but here's my take on the two services, Amazon and
Googles music. As to which service offers more, maybe there's an actual
number that says that one offers slightly more music than the other, but
I think they're pretty comparable. The weird thing about Amazon though
is there seems to be two different parts of their service that offers
music, one of them is the one that comes with Amazon prime which is
kinda crappy in that it really doesn't have much to offer and then
there's the unlimited one that's the one you'd probably compare to Apple
music, google music, whatever. I don't recall exactly what we pay for
prime and what the crappier music thing was costing us but I know that
when my wife upgraded to the unlimited one, we're paying about the same
as what I pay for my google music subscription, so about 10 bucks a
month. I've never messed with the Amazon music stuff on my IOS device to
see how accessible it is with VO, but my wife is able to create
playlists, add and remove songs, play alboms, pretty much exactly the
same as I can on my google account. I might even say that Amazon's
ability to create a radio station from a song that you're listening to,
so to make a station of related music works better than it does on
google, but I tend not to use that feature as much on google.

While Amazon seems to work perfectly for my wife, something that was
pretty important to me and why I decided to go with google instead was
the inclusion of Youtube red as part of the google music plan. Since I
watch quite a bit of Youtube and red lets you watch it with no ads plus
it has a few other things too, I decided I liked it a little bit more.
It does sorta suck though that Google devices and Amazon devices don't
play friendly with each others services better, but I would definitely
recommend trying out the trials on both of the services either way to
see which one you might like.

On 6/5/2018 1:01 PM, janet gross wrote:
Hi Marie and all.
Ok Marie, time to whipe the egg off your face! Smile! You can correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you purchased Amazon's music? Can you tell me what you think about their music subscription? Such as do they have a large variety of music? So one could create their own play list? How much does it cost per month, or does it depend on different factors? I'm asking this because when I do purchase an Echo or Dot, I will more than likely also purchase Amazon music. I currently have Apple music on my phone, but will switch when I purchase the Echo or Dot. So if someone is using Amazon's music, would you please share your experience with me?
Thank you all!
Janet




Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Janet
 

Thank you for this Robin. This is good to know.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Frost
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Hi,
Just to clarify the braille is not on the card but they do have the old
style orange card with raised numbers as contrasted with the newer all metal
card whose numbers can't easily be felt. but yes on two separate brailled
documents you'd get your card number and your expiration date and security
code from the back of the card.
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Hi robin,
Wow, so Chase Bank will send me my Visa card in Braille if I request it?
wow, I like that, as my bank does not do that, matter of fact, I have been
having a very difficult time using my bank's site on my computer, but if I
download their app on my phone, well, it is even worse! Thank you for
all this.
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 8:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Hi,
I just wanted to mention in the interest of accessibility for the blind that
Chase bank the issuer of this card still offers upon request the older style
of card with embossed numbers. They also offer for the blind card holders
upon request what they call a dual letter. This is a pair of brailled
letters coming under separate cover the first containing your card number in
braille along with its expiration date. The second arriving bearing the
security code info found on the back. The separate these two pieces of
information even in Braille for security's sake.
I hope that helps anyone who might have or be considering this card.
Tale good care.
Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 8:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have had an Amazon Visa for about two years and like it quite a lot. To
benefit the most from the card you really need to be an Amazon Prime member
which costs $119 per year. For that membership you get free Amazon videos,
tons of free music, free 2 day shipping on most items and a 5% rewards for
purchases made at Amazon.
In addition even if not a member you get 2% at restaurants, service stations
and drugstores and 1% anywhere else. If you did not want to get the
membership you could still get the card, take advantage of the $50 gift card
and just hold it for the required time.
Best is if you only charge what you can pay in full on each statement. If
you manage it correctly it is a great deal, but as Michael said if not
managed it is not so great just like any other credit card.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: janet gross
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 11:58 AM
To: '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: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Janet
 

Pam,

What are you not understanding? After ten years or not even that, dust does get in the system, and by me using the cheap CD’s in it, can definitely ruin it. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

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

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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

Janet
 

Gene,

Ok, I called Bose, and I couldn’t understand hardly what the girl was saying, she didn’t speak English very well, and she couldn’t hardly hear what I was saying to her because of all the noise in her background.  There is a completely different group of people now from Bose, and they were in the Philippines, so this made it quite difficult for communication.  Although, I did understand she said they changed their computer system last year, and before she could tell me anything about my system, she would need the Serial number, or at least I think that is what she said.  I kept telling her I can’t see that on my system, but she couldn’t understand that, so finally I just said thank you  and terminated the call.  So I will have to wait for someone to come over who has some good eyes, and ask them if there is a Serial number on the system because I don’t have the paper work that came with the system ten years ago.  The rep didn’t even attempt to locate my account like they always did before.  This lack-poor of communication drives me crazy!   

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Also, instead of spending all that money to get the cd player cleaned, you could purchase a cheap portable CD player that you could play through the stereo.  I wouldn't be surprised if you could get one for twenty or thirty dollars though I haven't looked at any for a long time.  It would probably not produce as good sound but it would probably be adequate, unless you are more particular about sound than many people.  Or you could connect your computer to your stereo and play cds in the cd drive of your computer.  That would probably give you better sound and you wouldn't be spending any money.

 

Once you learn how to connect your Echo to your stereo, you can easily connect other things such as your computer. 

 

Or the most convenient option might just be to buy another cd cleaner and see if that solves the problem for another year. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM

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

 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.

 

From: janet gross

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM

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

 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
>>> 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@...
>>> Phone: 727-498-0121
>>> Skype: lazmesa
>>> Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
>>> Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Echo

Janet
 

Hi Ted,

Are you sure of this? So if I bought just the dot, I could connect that to either a speaker or Bose stereo? What is the full Echo? Would the Echo second Gen be considered a full Echo? I never heard of the full Echo though.  Am I understanding you correctly?

 

Thank you for this information, as I have been searching and searching, and I’m just getting more confused!  LOL! 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Echo

 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 


Echo

Ted Galanos
 

Yes, dot has auxilery port for stereo or speaker. The full Echo and Tap do not.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for  Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Click this link to go to the Gifting Page or use my PayPal page.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 


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

Gene
 

Also, instead of spending all that money to get the cd player cleaned, you could purchase a cheap portable CD player that you could play through the stereo.  I wouldn't be surprised if you could get one for twenty or thirty dollars though I haven't looked at any for a long time.  It would probably not produce as good sound but it would probably be adequate, unless you are more particular about sound than many people.  Or you could connect your computer to your stereo and play cds in the cd drive of your computer.  That would probably give you better sound and you wouldn't be spending any money.
 
Once you learn how to connect your Echo to your stereo, you can easily connect other things such as your computer. 
 
Or the most convenient option might just be to buy another cd cleaner and see if that solves the problem for another year. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
>>> 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@...
>>> 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?

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don’t understand; why would that mess up your stereo?  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?
 

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
>>> 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@...
>>> 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?

Gene
 

I should change something I said in my message about Spotify.  I didn't know there were two ways to get mucic from amazon.  I don't know if Spotify has a larger library than the other way that was spoken of in a message after mine. I think Spotify has a larger collection but I haven't checked and it may not matter for a lot of people.  It may be more a question of those who have more unusual listening wishes.
 
Gene 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Spotify is a desktop program or an app.  I can't tell you how you would use it with The Echo.  And I don't know how much you would pay per month to have access to it on the Echo.  I also don't know if you can create playlists on the echo. 
 
It may not matter if you can find the music you want on Apple or Amazon, they both have large libraries.  But Spotify's library is larger. 
 
As far as playing cds causing dirt, I really doubt it.  Nothing touches the cd when it's playing.  There is no friction against the cd to rub anything off of it or damage the plastic.  If dust or dirt is getting into the CD player, I'm not sure how.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
>>> 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@...
>>> 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?

Gene
 

That makes sense, microphones, not speakers.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

The first generation echo and first/second generation echo dot has 7 far field microphones, I think the second generation echo has 8 far field microphones.
This is how they can understand you from another room, or when they are playing audio.




From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 3:00 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

I don't know what is meant by seven speakers.  does that mean seven speakers you can attach or Blue Tooth speakers?  I wouldn't think it would mean having seven speakers in the unit itself.  I don't have any of these products and I don't know if the full size Echo has more features or can run more skills than the dot.  But without more information, I wouldn't make any decision based on the number of speakers listed.  No unit of the size of the Echo would have seven built-in speakers.  And if you are going to play whatever you buy through your stereo, the quality of the internal speaker is irrelevant.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Mike,

Thank you as this answers quite a few of my questions, and this is good information!  So if the Echo has 7 speakers, and the Dot has 1 speaker, this sounds like the Echo would have much more quality sound, and that does explain why the Amazon Echo cost more money.  So I can just tell Alexa to enable several different skills, wow, I like this!  Smile! 

Thank you also for the phone number as I think I will give them a call to find out more about this Visa card and its rewards.  Amazon says if I apply for this Visa card, I will automatically get $50 off of my first purchase, not bad!  LOL!   

Thank you again, as I always appreciate the help. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 10:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Janet,

 

Just to help a leettle bit.  The Amazon Echo has 7 speakers, whereas the Echo Dots have only 1 speaker.  As for acquiring skills, you can ask Alexa to enable probably hundreds if not thousands of skills, but if it's not a skill Alexa can enable for you there is plenty of help out there to learn how.

 

Also, the Amazon / Chase Visa card information is very accessible from a telephone.  You can make payments, schedule payments, hear your balance, your rewards points plus much more from their, 

 1-8888-247-4080 phone number.

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers.
Sent from my iBarstool.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
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@...
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.

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
Just to clarify the braille is not on the card but they do have the old style orange card with raised numbers as contrasted with the newer all metal card whose numbers can't easily be felt. but yes on two separate brailled documents you'd get your card number and your expiration date and security code from the back of the card.
Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Hi robin,
Wow, so Chase Bank will send me my Visa card in Braille if I request it? wow, I like that, as my bank does not do that, matter of fact, I have been having a very difficult time using my bank's site on my computer, but if I download their app on my phone, well, it is even worse! Thank you for all this.
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 8:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Hi,
I just wanted to mention in the interest of accessibility for the blind that
Chase bank the issuer of this card still offers upon request the older style
of card with embossed numbers. They also offer for the blind card holders
upon request what they call a dual letter. This is a pair of brailled
letters coming under separate cover the first containing your card number in
braille along with its expiration date. The second arriving bearing the
security code info found on the back. The separate these two pieces of
information even in Braille for security's sake.
I hope that helps anyone who might have or be considering this card.
Tale good care.
Robin


-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 8:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

I have had an Amazon Visa for about two years and like it quite a lot. To
benefit the most from the card you really need to be an Amazon Prime member
which costs $119 per year. For that membership you get free Amazon videos,
tons of free music, free 2 day shipping on most items and a 5% rewards for
purchases made at Amazon.
In addition even if not a member you get 2% at restaurants, service stations
and drugstores and 1% anywhere else. If you did not want to get the
membership you could still get the card, take advantage of the $50 gift card
and just hold it for the required time.
Best is if you only charge what you can pay in full on each statement. If
you manage it correctly it is a great deal, but as Michael said if not
managed it is not so great just like any other credit card.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: janet gross
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 11:58 AM
To: '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: UEB Braille code and restaurant menu inaccessibility

Gary Ketler
 

I have done something like that with a Braille writer or a slate and stylus.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:36 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] UEB Braille code and restaurant menu inaccessibility

Hi all,

Well, well, well, I guess both chivalry and problem solving are dead.
It's a real shame too. Problem solving is so helpful!

I noticed last night when I was looking up the dollar sign on my cheat
sheet and couldn't figure out which dots were which. I went to my
handy, dandy brailleNote and wrote the symbols down till I got the one
that looked the same as the one in the book.

One does not need to have a BrailleNote or even a Perkins Brailler to
solve this problem. All you need is a scrap of paper and a slate and
stylus. Write it down, duplicate it, hello? Is anyone home?

Yes it would be easier if the dot numbers were given, but since they
aren't, you have to stretch your mind just a tiny bit. It's good for
you! People yammer on and on about physical exercise when sometimes
what is needed is mental stretching.

Ann P.

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

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

The first generation echo and first/second generation echo dot has 7 far field microphones, I think the second generation echo has 8 far field microphones.
This is how they can understand you from another room, or when they are playing audio.




From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 3:00 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

I don't know what is meant by seven speakers.  does that mean seven speakers you can attach or Blue Tooth speakers?  I wouldn't think it would mean having seven speakers in the unit itself.  I don't have any of these products and I don't know if the full size Echo has more features or can run more skills than the dot.  But without more information, I wouldn't make any decision based on the number of speakers listed.  No unit of the size of the Echo would have seven built-in speakers.  And if you are going to play whatever you buy through your stereo, the quality of the internal speaker is irrelevant.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Mike,

Thank you as this answers quite a few of my questions, and this is good information!  So if the Echo has 7 speakers, and the Dot has 1 speaker, this sounds like the Echo would have much more quality sound, and that does explain why the Amazon Echo cost more money.  So I can just tell Alexa to enable several different skills, wow, I like this!  Smile! 

Thank you also for the phone number as I think I will give them a call to find out more about this Visa card and its rewards.  Amazon says if I apply for this Visa card, I will automatically get $50 off of my first purchase, not bad!  LOL!   

Thank you again, as I always appreciate the help. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 10:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Janet,

 

Just to help a leettle bit.  The Amazon Echo has 7 speakers, whereas the Echo Dots have only 1 speaker.  As for acquiring skills, you can ask Alexa to enable probably hundreds if not thousands of skills, but if it's not a skill Alexa can enable for you there is plenty of help out there to learn how.

 

Also, the Amazon / Chase Visa card information is very accessible from a telephone.  You can make payments, schedule payments, hear your balance, your rewards points plus much more from their, 

 1-8888-247-4080 phone number.

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers.
Sent from my iBarstool.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
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.










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Re: Advocating for talking insulin pumps and CGMs

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

I'd herd that there were issues in accessibility with the pumps, but I'd of figured that at least one CGM device might come with some sort of speech. I'd thought about looking into something like this to help keep track of my levels, but then I was curious how hard it'd be to find one that would either speak the result to me or let me get the result through some other accessible means.

On 6/5/2018 5:02 AM, Keith S wrote:

Greetings,

A group of blind diabetics are embarking on attempts to get insulin infusion pump companies/manufacturers

to seriously consider implementing speech output for their devices. (This also includes

CGM technology, also known as Continuous Glucose Monitoring). In short, we all feel

it is a safety issue when using such devices, if we cannot see exactly what is going

on with the pumps and the CGM units. We have been given 2 websites, one for the Federal

House of Representatives

and the other for the Federal Senate groups that are in charge of ensuring diabetes

care is at it's best for Americans with this illness. If you care about accessability

to medical devices that diabetics use, as blind people, please contact the members

of both the House and the Senate websites and ask that accessability to diabetes

devices be improved in relation to blind Americans.

Congressional Diabetes Caucus (House of Representatives:

https://diabetescaucus-degette.house.gov/membership

Senate Diabetes Caucus:

https://www.ciclt.net/sn/pol/poc_detail.aspx?P_ID=&ClientCode=nclm&LegComID=21211

Caucus Members

diabetescaucus-degette.house.gov

Even if your Representatives and Senators from your states are not listed, please contact some of these folks to educate and encourage them to request pump and CGM manufacturers to include speech output for these devices. There are no laws forcing them to do so at the present time.

Thank You.



Issues With Eloquence SAPI 5 from AT Guys On Windows 10 Version 18.03

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,


A few weeks ago, I had reported that Jim Kitchen's games would not work on Windows 10 version 18.03.  I never thought to check anything concerning the message I received: "Please register this product."  It turns out that Jim Kitchen's games weren't the issue. I guess I must be getting old, but this registration thing finally (after more than 2 weeks) clicked in my head.  I had SAPI 5 Eloquence from AT Guys set as the default voice for SAPI 5. When I tried running it using NVDA, I got the same: "please register this product" Message.


My questin is: has anybody else had this issue with losing the registration for their Eloquence from AT Guys and how is it rectified?  I have already tried reentering the activation code, but the server returns and 'already registered' message.  I have sent a message to support@atguys.com, but have not received a response so far.


Thanks for any help on this issue.


--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Amazon Music Question Please.

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

I'm not Marie, but here's my take on the two services, Amazon and Googles music. As to which service offers more, maybe there's an actual number that says that one offers slightly more music than the other, but I think they're pretty comparable. The weird thing about Amazon though is there seems to be two different parts of their service that offers music, one of them is the one that comes with Amazon prime which is kinda crappy in that it really doesn't have much to offer and then there's the unlimited one that's the one you'd probably compare to Apple music, google music, whatever. I don't recall exactly what we pay for prime and what the crappier music thing was costing us but I know that when my wife upgraded to the unlimited one, we're paying about the same as what I pay for my google music subscription, so about 10 bucks a month. I've never messed with the Amazon music stuff on my IOS device to see how accessible it is with VO, but my wife is able to create playlists, add and remove songs, play alboms, pretty much exactly the same as I can on my google account. I might even say that Amazon's ability to create a radio station from a song that you're listening to, so to make a station of related music works better than it does on google, but I tend not to use that feature as much on google.

While Amazon seems to work perfectly for my wife, something that was pretty important to me and why I decided to go with google instead was the inclusion of Youtube red as part of the google music plan. Since I watch quite a bit of Youtube and red lets you watch it with no ads plus it has a few other things too, I decided I liked it a little bit more. It does sorta suck though that Google devices and Amazon devices don't play friendly with each others services better, but I would definitely recommend trying out the trials on both of the services either way to see which one you might like.

On 6/5/2018 1:01 PM, janet gross wrote:
Hi Marie and all.
Ok Marie, time to whipe the egg off your face! Smile! You can correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds like you purchased Amazon's music? Can you tell me what you think about their music subscription? Such as do they have a large variety of music? So one could create their own play list? How much does it cost per month, or does it depend on different factors? I'm asking this because when I do purchase an Echo or Dot, I will more than likely also purchase Amazon music. I currently have Apple music on my phone, but will switch when I purchase the Echo or Dot. So if someone is using Amazon's music, would you please share your experience with me?
Thank you all!
Janet



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

Gene
 

Spotify is a desktop program or an app.  I can't tell you how you would use it with The Echo.  And I don't know how much you would pay per month to have access to it on the Echo.  I also don't know if you can create playlists on the echo. 
 
It may not matter if you can find the music you want on Apple or Amazon, they both have large libraries.  But Spotify's library is larger. 
 
As far as playing cds causing dirt, I really doubt it.  Nothing touches the cd when it's playing.  There is no friction against the cd to rub anything off of it or damage the plastic.  If dust or dirt is getting into the CD player, I'm not sure how.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Gene,

I am currently paying Apple Music $9.99 per month, and I don’t really want to spend any more than that.  What I like about the music subscriptions is   one can create their own playlist.  I have most of the same music on my computer, but I would have to burn all those songs on a disc, and I’ve done that before, but I think that might have messed up my Bose stereo a little, and I would need to send my Bose stereo back to Bose, and pay $114, and they would clean it and set it back to factory settings, so it would be like bran new, so I wouldn’t want to put those discs back in the stereo.  I did use the cheapest CD’S to burn music, and I don’t think that was a good idea now!  The radio will play on the Bose, but if I insert a cd, the cd will either do nothing, or it will just get stuck in it.  Bose told me before just to buy a cd cleaner, and if that didn’t work to send it to them, so I did buy and used the cd cleaner, but I could only play my cd’s in the Bose for maybe close to a year, and now it is right back doing the same thing. 

Is Spotify an app? Not familiar with that. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

How much do you anticipate spending monthly on music?  It might be better to use something like Spotify with the Echo if you intend to spend at least ten dollars per month.

 

Gene

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
>>> 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@...
>>> Phone: 727-498-0121
>>> Skype: lazmesa
>>> Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
>>> Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Re: Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Gene
 

I don't know what is meant by seven speakers.  does that mean seven speakers you can attach or Blue Tooth speakers?  I wouldn't think it would mean having seven speakers in the unit itself.  I don't have any of these products and I don't know if the full size Echo has more features or can run more skills than the dot.  But without more information, I wouldn't make any decision based on the number of speakers listed.  No unit of the size of the Echo would have seven built-in speakers.  And if you are going to play whatever you buy through your stereo, the quality of the internal speaker is irrelevant.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 1:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

Hi Mike,

Thank you as this answers quite a few of my questions, and this is good information!  So if the Echo has 7 speakers, and the Dot has 1 speaker, this sounds like the Echo would have much more quality sound, and that does explain why the Amazon Echo cost more money.  So I can just tell Alexa to enable several different skills, wow, I like this!  Smile! 

Thank you also for the phone number as I think I will give them a call to find out more about this Visa card and its rewards.  Amazon says if I apply for this Visa card, I will automatically get $50 off of my first purchase, not bad!  LOL!   

Thank you again, as I always appreciate the help. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 10:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

 

Hi Janet,

 

Just to help a leettle bit.  The Amazon Echo has 7 speakers, whereas the Echo Dots have only 1 speaker.  As for acquiring skills, you can ask Alexa to enable probably hundreds if not thousands of skills, but if it's not a skill Alexa can enable for you there is plenty of help out there to learn how.

 

Also, the Amazon / Chase Visa card information is very accessible from a telephone.  You can make payments, schedule payments, hear your balance, your rewards points plus much more from their, 

 1-8888-247-4080 phone number.

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers.
Sent from my iBarstool.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 5:33 PM

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

 

Mary,
So it sounds like it might be a task to find the skills I might want.  As far as listening to several pod casts, well, I'm not sure I would want to put to much time in to that, as I have a busy schedule as it is!  LOL!  So, I now see I need to do some research on this as well!  LOL!  Smile! 
The reason I would want to connect the Echo to my Bose stereo is because from what I've heard, the Echo is not the best sounding Device out there for listening to music.  I wanted to purchase Amazon music, but I want a good sound though, especially  if I have to pay the Amazon music monthly. 
I also want to listen to the news, as asking Alexa for the weather, make a call, etc.

Thank you again.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Which is the better product; Google Home or Amazon Echo?

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@...> 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@...>
>>> 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@...
>>> Phone: 727-498-0121
>>> Skype: lazmesa
>>> Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
>>> Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Re: Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

Janet
 

Hi Gene,

No I don’t have anything that I could test with now.  Let’s hold on, and I will call Bose, and ask them about this, and let you know what they say.  Bose is usually pretty good about asking them questions, and they still have or at least used to have my system in their computer, so I will see. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Visa Card Question Please.

 

I could explain the things you probably have but do you have any way to test to see what is what?  It would be very easy to show you in person but it would take perhaps six sentences to describe the kinds of line-in and line-out connectors you very likely have.  You very likely have line-in and line-out connectors but there are two widely used kinds, and I would have to describe both.

 

Gene. 

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

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, June 04, 2018 6:52 PM

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

 

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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