Reverb for Amazon Alexa
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.
Added support for English India, English Canada, and Japanese. Translated the app to Japanese.
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
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totally locked up my Mac book pro with High Sierra - DO NOT install this app. It totally hosed my OS. I had to contact Apple and they had to walk me through several resets to get it back to normal. It may be that they have to update the app for High Sierra… IDK...