No, I’m not talking Highlander. Oooh, Highlander. Wait. What?
Let’s begin again.
We bought a Firestick because we are cheap and didn’t want to buy a smart TV. I enjoy my firestick to watch our Apps like Netflix, Hulu, PBS, and TED. I especially enjoyed that I could call Alexa when I pushed a button and have my music and playlists blaring through the TV (when I’m home alone).
But this last Christmas, my son bought us an echo dot. It sits like a hockey puck perched on the edge of my printer, blending in for the most part. I’ve read about it. I know that it is listening to my conversations and those moments when I dictate my book inside, tethered to the Mac as my iPhone recharges. I know that it tells the microwave everything, who then forwards my speeches on murder and conspiracy to the government (although thankfully no pictures, because that would be embarrassing).
What really annoys me is that when I want only the Alexa on the firestick, the Echo Alexa fires up too. The result the good Alexa plays my music and the needy Alexa plays iHeartRadio.
So, one day, when I’m not so lazy, I’m going to change Echo Alexa name to ‘computer’ (thank you whoever put that Facebook meme up). And then I won’t have dueling Alexas.:D
Until next time! Until next time!