Amazon Echo Now Ubers!

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Beginning today you can now officially hail an Uber ride.  Connect your Uber account to Amazon Echo and you’re off and running. The functionality allows you to hail a specific class of ride , “Alexa, ask Uber to request an Uber X,”.

You’ll even be informed when surge pricing is in effect due to poor weather, high demand or some combination of both.

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Add this functionality to your Amazon Echo in the skills section.

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Verify your location

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And from now on you can hail an Uber hands-free from the comfort of your Amazon Echo.

Uber joins 22 pages of other integrations that expand upon the Amazon Echo functionality, including:

  • Spotify
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Automatic

Many of the integrations are fly-by-nighters — “pug fact of the day” anyone?  However each week brings a few new usable enhancements which make the Amazon Echo a smart investment for the tech inclined.

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Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.