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.
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
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.
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.
Fantastic skill. This has become my son's favorite skill and we listen to 2 stories before bedtime each night. We were just starting to get tired of the core stories and were hoping they would create a way to let us create our own stories and voila, they just added that featue. Also, our son's name is Logan and it would keep hearing his name as "Game" The website now let's us correct this so when it hears "Game" it will pronounce "Logan" This was really frustrating our son. Creating our own stories is a blast. Things are a bit clunky but for a free skill developed with passion, this is a lot of fun.
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
I'm not sure why people gave you 1 star, but telling a story about it to my 3 year old (including his name) was pretty clever. He was pretty upset that we didn't have any cookies, though, so thanks for that. We actually really like the stories. My kids love being referred to as Captain and such. Hope they continue to add stories.