Amazon Echo now helps shared Google calendars
Amazon’s odd however intriguing Echo private assistant / speaker has acquired numerous helpful updates all through its brief lifespan, and at this time Amazon introduced a couple of extra tweaks to the gadget. In the event you’re a Google Calendar consumer, the Echo now helps shared calendars, whereas earlier than it might solely pull in particulars from calendars that have been owned by your private account. Within the Amazon Alexa app, you enter your Google Calendar particulars; from there, you possibly can decide particular shared calendars so as to add to the Echo. That approach, once you ask the Echo what’s in your schedule, it’s going to solely inform you issues which are on the calendars you chose.
And as a comply with-on to the SmartThings residence automation integration that Amazon introduced a number of weeks in the past, the corporate says that the Echo will now work with the Scout Alarm house safety system. Neither of those updates are floor-breaking additions to the Echo, however it’s undoubtedly encouraging to see Amazon proceed to broaden and improve the Echo’s options — the extra help Amazon can present for it, the extra probability it has of turning into a very helpful and ubiquitous a part of our houses.