Reverb for Amazon Alexa

Developer: Rain

Current Version: 2.0.5

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 9.2 MB - Download


Reverb allows you to interact with Alexa from anywhere. Via Alexa, Reverb answers questions, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service.

For correct weather and alerts, please use the Alexa app or website to set Reverb's location and timezone.

Reverb now uses Alexa v2, which adds support for timers, alarms, long form audio, audiobooks, and more.

It can also interact with smart devices that are compatible with Alexa, such as lights, switches, and thermostats compatible Samsung SmartThings, WeMo, Philips Hue, and others.

Alexa is always learning new features, plus thousands of skills like 1-800-flowers, Animal Sounds, and more

Reverb does not support music due to Alexa doesn't allow use of Amazon Music in apps. Only hardware implementations are allowed to play Amazon Music and certain News Briefings.

Try Asking Questions:
Alexa, set a timer for 5 minutes.
Alexa, set volume to 4.
Alexa, set an alarm for 5 pm.
Alexa, why is the sky blue?
Alexa, how many ounces are in a cup?
Alexa, how far is the moon?
Alexa, tell me a joke.
Alexa, what is 16 plus 41 multiplied by 24?
Alexa, do you know Siri?
Alexa, sing happy birthday.

Try enabling other skills via voice
Alexa, enable Campbell's Kitchen.
Alexa, ask Campbell's Kitchen what's for dinner.
Alexa, ask 1-800-Flowers to order Becky flowers.
Alexa, tell Tide I have a juice stain.

An Amazon account is required in order to sign in and use Alexa service. This is a requirement of Amazon. Reverb is never given your Amazon account credentials.


Release Notes:

Fixed reading ebooks
Improved refreshing expired tokens so requests don't fail sometimes
Added URL scheme support so you can launch the app with English text to send to Alexa. Contact our support for more information and examples


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.2
Review by brian163

Holy cow, this exists and works - With four Amazon Echo Dots already scattered around the house, I hesitated to buy more for the kid’s rooms. Now I can give them a “virtual” Dot that works anywhere in the house. Sure, they have to click to activate listening but aren’t they in front of a computer or an iOS device all the time anyway? ;-) I hope this stays free but something tells me it won’t… One feature request I would suggest is they implement an option for this to run from the menu bar and hide the dock. That would align much better with it’s intended use and the way Apple implemented Siri in macOS Sierra.

Found helpful by 10 out of 11 people
Version 2.0.2
Review by PRKLD

A Ploy To Steal Amazon Passwords? - The first thing this “application” requires is that you log in to your Amazon account. Hitting the “Cancel” button does NOT cancel out of the login dialog box and choosing Quit from the menu bar does NOT exit the application, requiring that you Force Quit the application to escape the login dialog. It’s possible that two decades in the cyber security field have made me paranoid (I am paranoid about cyber security; the only real question is a chicken-and-egg thing), but if I were to set out to steal some of the most valuable credentials on the planet, I would do it in a very similar way. I would then probably sell the login credentials in small batches to multiple buyers, if I were acting alone (and not as part of some larger criminal organization), in order to make it harder for investigators to trace subsequent fraudulent activity back to the source of the loss of credentials. False or passthrough login dialogs are some of the earliest cyber security attacks known. If computer security interests you, I’d recommend "The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage” by Cliff Stoll as an introduction to some of the very earliest cyber attacks and investigation methods. In conclusion, this application may be one of the most secure and trustworthy ever made, utilizing Amazon’s APIs to securely log in to your account without the developer ever having access to or being able to ”scrape” your credentials, but I don’t know how to verify that and the application's behavior set off some alarm bells with me.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.5
Review by tech302

Too Basic - I give the developer credit for creating this app. However, no work went into the design or functionality of this app. It is just one big button. There are no task bar shortcuts to quickly ask Alexa a question. There are no keyboard shortcuts to launch the app. They’ve simply created a big button and are letting Amazon do all of the work. Come on! Make it more functional!

Found helpful by 8 out of 13 people
Version 2.0.5
Review by George5890

Not there yet - Good idea but really needs a keyboard shortcut.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.0.5
Review by crasshipster

Simple, like Alexa. Great to have A. on my laptop anywhere! - Very pleased! Simple and it works. Contrary to the other reviewer, I do NOT want a GUI. No buttons and bars, etc. Just want to use my voice, which is the purpose of using Alexa. Alexa is supposed to do the work. It is a voice activated system, why would I want to use a GUI? Hands free is the concept behind Alexa. You have to use the Alexa App to get more, and that is a failure of Alexa. Big thanks to the dev for the apps - both Mac and iOS. And for their simplicity which matches Alexa in concept and design.

Found helpful by 10 out of 12 people
Version 2.0.5
Review by Phillysdon04

Great start - I look forward to the future updates with more features .

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 2.0.5
Review by Apple~Jack

Nice, but... - Very nice having this on my Mac desktop. HOWEVER, the new messaging and calling options for Alexa are not supported by this app. Please Rain Interactive, upgrade this app.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people