Have Alexa tell a short bedtime story, personalized to your name.
There are several stories at this time and more are coming.
If you want to fix issues with names like if Bedtime thinks "Taylor" is a girl instead of a boy, or if Bedtime mispronounces the name like "Allie" comes out "Ellie", you can use the companion website http://bedtime.webguild.com. First get a Linking Code by asking, "Alexa, ask Bedtime Story to Configure". Have a notepad handy to write down the info.
Also at the Bedtime website, you will be able to disable any stories you don't want to hear and you will be able to author your own stories tailored to your family.
This is hilarious. I disagree with the other reviewers that it only tells you one story-we have yet to hear the same story twice and there are 5 kids in our house using it. My fav is the story that makes your child the actual developer of the app and they're sad about the one star reviews! I suppose you may have issues if your kids have androgynous names, but this is just a really fun way that your kids can play with your Alexa!
Once upon a time there was a brilliant computer programmer He decided to write a skill for me, your Amazon Echo. Matthew called the skill, "Short Bedtime Story". After only a few short years of hard work, Matthew convinced Amazon to accept the "Short Bedtime Story" skill into their catalog so everybody could play it. The only problem was that so many folks reviewed the skill giving it just one star! Can you imagine? One star! Folks complained that I talk too fast; but there was no way for Matthew to adjust my speaking speed. Another complaint was that the pronouns were wrong for the name even though Matthew programmed 3000 boy's names and 4000 girl's names. Matthew decided to write many different stories for folks to play and hoped they would give his skill a bunch of stars. Well now you know my story. Since it is getting late, you may listen to one more Short Bedtime Story and if it's OK with your dad, you may have a cookie with milk before bed.
turns out it doesn't understand "tell a bedtime story to..." to invoke the skill, you must say "tell bedtime story to...", which is going to be hard to remember to use incorrect grammar when asking for something. other than that it's pretty good.
There is a companion website that opened today so you can write you own bedtime stories, fix your kid's names (gender and/or pronunciation) and turn off any stories you don't want to hear. To get started, say: Alexa, ask bedtime story to configure. Have a notepad ready to write down the Linking Code. - Gary from Webguild
The stories are great and my DAUGHTER-Jade loves them but she really wishes Alexa didn't think she is a boy. Would it be possible to use a keyword like "tell story to my DAUGHTER Jade" Thus solving the gender bender issue? Beyond that! WELL DONE Fix this issue and I would give it 6 stars if possible!! ******
Like !listening to Star Trek's Data when ha was just starting. She even called me "Honey Pie". You must be precise: Alexa, tell bedtime story to-------(your name) Otherwise, yes, she went to Audible to read me a bedtime story from the The Harvard Business Review. -Victoria
We enjoy this app as a family but it could definitely use some improvement. Speed needs to slow down to conversational speed or even a little slower so that it sounds soothing. More variety to the stories would be great too. Would love the app to recognize there are two individuals (or more than 1) and could enable a story using different characters.
Things we love: extra comments at the end of the story for a cookie or staying up past your bedtime are really cute and always gets lots of giggles.