This woman shares her name with voice-activated assistants 'Alexa' and 'Siri'

Should You Buy a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Amazon's line of Fire TV products is about to get a lot smarter thanks to a software update that will bring its voice assistant Alexa to the devices for the first time in the UK.

Amazon has started to ship its new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote built-in to customers in the United Kingdom for the first time.

The same software update also upgrades previous generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices to the new, cinematic UI.

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir
Incessant rains caused water bodies in Srinagar to swell, buildings to submerge and traffic to crawl on water logged roads. He said the water level at noon at Sangam was 18.40 feet while at Ram Munshi Bagh in the city it stood at 15.50 feet.

Now all Fire TV Sticks will have the ability to use Alexa to find recommendations and ask questions, even if their device did not originally ship with a voice remote control.

In the UK, Amazon Fire TV Stick includes support for services such as the BBC iPlayer, and catch-up platforms from commercial broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Five. From there, it will stream content to your TV using your home's broadband connection. Before you can use the device's skills-Amazon's term for its audio controlled apps-you first have to enable them.

At the time of announcement, being able to control your TV by voice was a novel thing in the United Kingdom, but even in that short time we've seen Sky Q introduce voice control, as well as the launch of Google Home on these shores. It is 1080p only, not 4K - for that you'll need the set-top-box.

Comedian Louis C.K. calls Trump a 'lying sack of s
He joked that if Trump walked into a room and said that he was walking before C.K.'s very eyes, he wouldn't believe it. He said that he doesn't think of Trump as lying to him or other people who knew he wasn't telling the truth.

"This is a big day for Fire TV customers".

The new Fire TV Stick has been completely redesigned, with a quad-core processor and the fastest Wi-Fi of any streaming media stick. But while the best feature is undoubtedly controlling playback by voice - "Alexa, go back 30 seconds", for instance - that only works on Amazon Video.

They can also check the news and weather, plan their commute, get sports scores, create shopping lists, play music, order a auto from Uber or takeaway from Just Eat.

Trump again blames House Freedom Caucus for failure of health care bill
It was four days ago that Ryan abruptly canceled that vote on the GOP bill annulling much of President Barack Obama's 2010 law. Speaker Paul Ryan decided against a House showdown on the bill because he didn't have the 216 votes needed for passage.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics
Apr 08, 2017 - 07:39
But the practice has become a public health issue, as it can lead to germs becoming resistant to drugs. PIRG's antibiotics program, said in a press release .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top High-roller Billy Walters convicted on insider trading charges
Apr 08, 2017 - 07:36
He has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges and is likely to receive leniency at sentencing as a result of his testimony. She said Mickelson bought Dean Foods stock for the first time after Walters "told Mickelson that the trade was a victor ".

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and master of celebrity roasts, dies aged 90
Apr 07, 2017 - 02:35
Singer Frank Sinatra called the short, bald comedian "Bullethead" while actor Milton Berled dubbed him "The Merchant of Venom". Leonard, Rickles continued to hone his act, and, in 1957, his mockery of Sinatra from the stage gave him a boost.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florida Senate says there should be time to play in schools
Apr 07, 2017 - 02:34
It's unclear if there is enough support in the House to accept the Senate bill's overhaul should it eventually pass. Bill Galvano, would allow slot machines at dog and horse tracks in eight counties outside of South Florida.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Misbah announces retirement from Test cricket
Apr 07, 2017 - 02:32
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said the conclusion of the agreement for West Indies series is a major achievement. To a question, Misbah said he had not yet planned whether he would be joining the cricket board in future.

NewsAlert:Ovechkin still plans to play in Pyeongchang
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:56
Alex Ovechkin and other players aren't so sure the NHL's decision to skip the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year is final. The 13-hour time difference between South Korea and the US Eastern Standard Time zone has also been cited as an issue.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zika Virus More Likely To Hurt Babies Than We Thought — CDC
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:48
This upcoming May will mark the two-year anniversary of the first reported cases of Zika recorded within South America. Preparing Zika Prevention Kits for newborns in Puerto Rico (including mosquito netting, onesies and prevention tips).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alana surprised at Mama June's new look
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:48
Thankfully, WE TV cameras have captured Mama June's transformation for the overnight hit, Mama June: From Not to Hot. She is with her trainer Kenya Crooks and daughters Alana "Honey boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn " Pumpkin " Shannon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seth Lugo will miss at least "a couple weeks"
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:46
According to multiple reports, Seth Lugo has partially torn the ulnar collateral ligament in his right, throwing elbow. Lugo has received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will attempt to go the rest and rehab route.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:46
Officials of United States and Iran meet in connection with nuclear negotiations that eased sanctions on Iran . From 1995 to 2014, the USA sacrificed between $203.1 and $271.8 billion in potential export revenues to Iran .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli opposition delays poll over clash with Britney concert
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:45
However, the party will have to wait one more day, until July 4, to find out who will win the election. It is her first tour outside the US since 2011.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eight Advertisers Have Now Pulled Out
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:44
Roginsky's lawsuit against Ailes argues that promise from the Murdoch family, which controls the company, has rung hollow. Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top San Diego soccer group wants development plan on ballot
Apr 06, 2017 - 02:43
The new stadium would have near Busch Stadium, home of baseball's Cardinals, and the Scottrade Center, home of the NHL's Blues. The league will announce its 25th and 26th franchises by the end of 2017, with the pair of teams joining the league in 2020.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moto G5 smartphone launched in India
Apr 05, 2017 - 02:24
To avoid further performance degrade, Motorola has combined the chipset with 4GB of RAM (available only in 64GB storage variant). The company is offering cashback up to Rs 1000 for Amazon Prime members using Pay balance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung's foldable smartphone could land in 2017
Apr 05, 2017 - 02:19
All of this can be done through the use of Samsung's own Android launcher which supports the rearrange feature. One aspect of display technologies that drives me insane on LG phones is the flawed auto-brightness settings.