Jill Schmidt
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Jill Schmidt is a voice and smart home technology enthusiast. She created the Facebook group, Amazon Alexa and Smart Home Tips, Deals, News, and How-to's in 2017 and enjoys sharing with and learning from a community of individuals who contribute their technical expertise, insight, and inspiration. Jill is a regular contributor to Alexa-focused questions and answers on Quora.

How to Share Your Favorite Alexa Routines

Amazon now offers Alexa users the opportunity to share routines they’ve created with an Alexa device or through the Alexa app, with family and friends. To get started, open the Alexa mobile app, tap “More” on the bottom right of…

Score $100 off the Bose Home Speaker 500 with Alexa

If you’re in the market for a top-rated speaker, don’t miss Amazon’s sale on the Bose 500 Home Speaker, available for $299 (regular retail $400) with free Amazon support. See the deal. A single speaker fills your room with impressive…

Score a Great Deal on 2nd-Gen Ring Home Security Products

Amazon is offering a suite of Ring home security products at great prices. Buy the All-new Ring Alarm 14-piece kit (2nd Gen) – home security system with optional 24/7 professional monitoring for $265, $65 off its regular retail price of…

Get the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip for a Great Price

Amazon is offering the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip, Surge Protector w/ 3 Smart Outlets and 2 USB Ports, Works with Alexa for $26.29, nearly $14 off the regular retail price of $40. Looking for even more smart outlet spaces? Grab…

Score Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K for Only $25

Amazon is offering half-off their 4K Fire TV stick with Alexa built-in, Dolby Vision, and Alexa voice remote when you add to cart and enter promo code 4KFIRETV at checkout. Get the deal. The most powerful 4K streaming media stick.…

5 Alexa Music Commands You’re Not Using (But Should Be).

Request Different Recording Styles for Songs in Amazon Music Amazon Music listeners can now request different recording styles of songs in the Amazon Music library. (Check out Amazon Music Unlimited). When a song is playing, listeners can say, “Alexa, switch…

Hot Deal on the All-new Ring 8-piece Alarm Kit with Indoor Cam, and Echo Show 5

In the market for a new home security system? Amazon is offering a great deal on the all-new Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd Gen) with Ring Indoor Cam and Echo Show 5. Buy now for $299 + an additional 25%…

Love Alexa? Shop for Dedicated T-shirts, Stickers, Candles, and More.

There’s no need to shout your love for Alexa from the mountaintops when you can showcase your affection with the purchase of homemade and curated merch from Amazon. Shop from an assortment of Alexa-focused dish towels, canvas bags, pillow covers,…

Get Blink Security Cameras & an Echo Show 5 for an Amazing Price

Amazon is offering the 2-Count Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera & Echo Show 5 for $145, (retail $270). See the deal.  Additional Deals on Packages with More Security Cameras 3-Camera Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Cameras + Echo Show 5…

Get the 1st-Generation Amazon Echo Show for Only $45

Woot.com, an Amazon company, is offering the used-condition Amazon Echo Show for only $45. Act fast because Woot deals sell out and this one certainly will. Add a certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro for $119 and the Echo Show…