Control Alexa without speaking and with shortcuts with this free app

Thanks to this application that we can download for free we can use Alexa without speaking, from the mobile quickly, with shortcuts on the desks.

Smart speakers have become a very common tool in many houses. We have already talked about its advantages many times, but today we want to focus on an application that does not come standard or in the speakers or the official Alexa application.

When we are in a room where there is an Amazon Echo, it is normal to say something out loud to obey. But what if the stay is very large? What if we are in a room where there is no Echo? What if we don’t want to talk to not wake anyone?

That’s where an application we found in the Google Play Store called Reverb comes into action.

Control Alexa without speaking and with shortcuts

This application allows you to give voice orders directly from your mobile phone, although that is something we can do directly with the Alexa Android app. The novelty of this application is that we can create a Widget in which to put shortcuts for all the orders we want to use.

Controla Alexa sin hablar y con atajos con esta app gratuita

In my case I have configured it with the most common access to home automation control, for when I want to activate or deactivate something without using my voice. For this we must:

  • Open the application
  • Display the side menu
  • Choose the Custom Commands option.
  • Click on the blue + in the lower right corner.
  • Write the command as we would dictate to Alexa.

Once that is done with the commands we want, we go to the desktop and put the largest Reverb Widget in the location we want.

We can also control Alexa from a permanent notification in the notification bar, although if it bothers us we can remove it by pressing on the x.

Free and without advertising

Reverb is a free app that also has neither integrated purchases nor advertising. For now the application is only in English, which can be an impediment for some people, although once configured the use is not a very serious problem.

The new Nvidia Shield TV Pro leaks by mistake on Amazon

The renewed Nvidia player with Android TV has appeared by surprise on Amazon showing a new remote control: this is the Nvidia Shield TV Pro.

As a lucky holder of an Nvidia Shield TV for more than three years, I can confirm that this little Android TV is one of the best TV players that you can buy. Not only that, it is also a powerful game console; while maintaining an update policy worthy of praise. What have you not done with your Shield TV? You better wait for the new model.

Rumors pointed to a renewed Nvidia player with Android TV , and so it was: the device appeared by surprise in the Amazon store in the United States. Intentional or not it was a mistake that the company did not take long to solve; leaving behind captures and technical data that XDA Developers managed to save for posterity .

The Nvidia Shield TV Pro will include Dolby Vision and a renewed remote with more buttons

La nueva Nvidia Shield TV Pro se filtra por error en Amazon

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My Shield TV remains in perfect condition even though they spent several years on it. In both hardware and software, Nvidia has done an excellent job with this device . But it was a renewal, as it happened with the first model: certain improvements in hardware, also in software.

La nueva Nvidia Shield TV Pro se filtra por error en Amazon

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As captured on the Amazon page, the essence of the new Nvidia Shield TV Pro remains intact as it hardly changes the hardware: the player offers 3 GB of RAM, includes 16 GB of storage, has two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, network connection via RJ45 or WiFi cable and also has Bluetooth. The main improvements are two:

  • New NVIDIA Tegra X1 + processor with 25% more processing power than the previous generation. It is the same processor of the Nintendo Switch.
  • The control is renewed incorporating more control buttons , it is larger and changes the button battery for two AAA batteries. It is not rechargeable, but at least that type of battery is more common. In addition, it now includes an infrared transmitter to control other devices (TV, speakers …).
La nueva Nvidia Shield TV Pro se filtra por error en Amazon

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The main software improvement is that the Nvidia Shield TV Pro is compatible with Dolby Vision HDR , a software item that should improve the playback of compatible multimedia content.

The player has been removed from the presale, but not before leaving the date of availability and price: the Nvidia Shield TV Pro would be presented on October 28 at a price of $ 199 . Hopefully, Nvidia will sell the device globally since it has been so far. We ignore if there will be a special pack for games with the physical control included, also if the brand has renewed this accessory.