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Alexa comes to Ultimate Ears Boom 2 and Megaboom

Two of our favourite portable wireless speakers have just got even better thanks to a new software update that includes Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.

The added functionality will let UE Boom 2 and Megaboom owners take advantage of all that Alexa has to offer, much like the Amazon Echo does. You can ask your speaker to play music, set alarms and reminders, and even tell you a joke.

We’ve long been fans of the Ultimate Ears wireless speakers for their expressive, musical performance, portability and ease of use, so the addition of Alexa support makes them an even more tempting proposition.

The software update is available over-the-air through the UE Boom and Megaboom apps and rolling out now, so you’ll soon be able to enjoy the banter with your Booms.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.