Here’s a partial transcript of talking to Amazon Echo (with the initial “Alexa” keyword taken out). Â Ronin likes owls, so Sarah wanted to get the Echo to play the sound of an owl.
Sarah: Â What does an owl say?
Echo: Sorry, I couldn’t find the answer to your question.
Sarah: Search owl sounds.
Echo: Playing samples from “Scary Sounds: Halloween Ringtones” track “Creepy Laugh” [it is a creepy laugh, not an owl]
Tev: Play owl sounds.
Echo: I couldn’t find anything by the artist “owl”. Playing “Owl City” on iHeartRadio.
Tev: Play “owl hoot sound effect” [referencing a specific track I looked up on Amazon Prime Music]
Echo: I couldn’t find “owl hoot sound effect”, playing “Television Theme Songs” from iHeartRadio.
Tev: Play animal so-
Echo: [cutting me off] Playing music by “The Animals” from Amazon Prime.
Tev: Play the track “owl sound effect”.
Echo: I couldn’t find “How Old Sound Effects”, playing Coleman Hawkins from Amazon Prime Music.
Tev: Play the song called “animals – owl sound effect”.
Echo: Playing “Animals – Owl Hoot Sound Effect” [finally plays an owl sound]
[I make a playlist of 4 owl sound effects from Amazon Prime Music, and call the playlist “Owl Sounds”]
Tev: Play the “Owl Sounds” playlist.
Echo: Playing “Owl Sounds” playlist. [plays the 4 short owl clips]
Sarah: I think two of those were Mourning Doves.