TiVo Announces Amazon Alexa Connectivity

TiVo embraces Alexa. You should too!

TiVo Announces Amazon Alexa Connectivity

The live TV recording service and set-top box company TiVo has announced Amazon Alexa support for some of its products. That, of course, means that users will be able to control their TV experience with voice controls instead of a remote. Presumably, as per the announcement, users will need an Amazon Echo device synced to their TiVo box in order to use the new feature. However, it may also be usable with an Alexa-enabled smartphone. As to which TiVo series devices are said to support the new Alexa feature, those include TiVo BOLT, TiVo Roamio, TiVo, Premiere, and TiVo Mini series boxes.

Link: TiVo

Androids: Alexa as the default assistant

The update now allows you to use Alexa as your default voice assistant on just about any Android device.

Before getting started, you’ll need to download the Amazon Alexa app from the Play Store. After the app is installed, you will need to log into your Amazon account to get everything working.


More 10X

The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and FailureThe 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you don’t understand the need for motivation on a daily basis you probably haven’t accomplished much. In my 30+ years of experience in business and technology, I have observed that only the motivated advance. Grant Cardone calls it like it is… and if you don’t like the concept of a Drill Instructor in your face forcing you to take action, you won’t like this book.

As someone who has accomplished more than most and a United States Marine Corps veteran, I love it. And am still playing portions almost daily (Audible).

But as good at execution of my plans as I have been, I have plenty of room for improvement.

Thanks Grant for the kick in the seat of pants AND the exact steps necessary to 10X my successes.


View all my reviews

P.S. I recently mentioned this book in a Flash Briefing: Grant’s 10X

Program Your Alexa

Do you have what it takes

Often, I need a helping hand to comprehend a new concept. Many of us do… I recall when XML was first “a thing” in the programming world. I looked at it through the lens of my 20+ years of sysadmin, programming, DBA, and thought it had no place in my tool box. Then, along comes the Apple iPod and Podcasts and the infamous RSS Feeds. Wow!

But I digress… Want to learn to program your Alexa? We might could help.

In as little as four hours (if you have ever created a spreadsheet) you can become an Amazon Alexa programmer. Check out our offering via Shopify, the SECURE eCommerce solution: