Amazon Music announces its new app for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD running tvOS 12.0 and later.
Starting today, customers can download the Amazon Music app from the App Store for Apple TV and get access to stream millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, including access to a wide range of global playlists like Pop Culture, which highlights the most buzzworthy songs across the current pop music landscape, and Rap Rotation, Amazon Music’s new home for hip-hop in heavy rotation.
National Children’s Museum in Washington D.C. is undergoing a huge makeover right now. Founded in 1974, the Congressionally-designated museum has served the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas, in addition to tourists from all over the world, for more than 45 years.
In the spirit of our Amazon Future Engineer program, which aims to increase access to computer science education for millions of students from underserved communities, Amazon is excited to support the National Children’s Museum leading up to its grand re-opening late this fall. Amazon is providing a $250,000 gift to help fund the fabrication and installation of Data Science Alley – an exhibit making data literacy accessible and fun—as well as helping to provide free museum access for more than 200,000 visitors in part through the new Virginia Access Program supported by Amazon.
Beginning today, customers in the U.S. can ask Alexa to speak slower or speak faster, enabling Alexa to adapt to a diverse set of customer needs. Whether customers ask Alexa for the weather, the latest news, a sports update, about an upcoming event on their calendar, for a definition, and more, they can now choose from seven speeds – Alexa’s standard speaking rate, four faster speaking rates, and two slower speaking rates. Simply say “Alexa, speak slower,” or “Alexa, speak faster” to adjust Alexa’s speech to the preferred pace on any Alexa-enabled device. To reset Alexa’s speaking rate, simply say, “Alexa, speak at your default rate.”
Last October, Amazon announced a $15 minimum wage for all of our full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees across the U.S. Every one of our more than 350,000 hourly workers across the country got a pay raise. Today, the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, voting to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. If turned into law, the Raise the Wage Act would significantly improve the lives of millions of American workers. This is a great first step by the House, but there is still work that needs to be done.