Amazon turns ON Sidewalk June 8, 2021

Amazon will be turning on a new feature for their Alexa and third party devices on June 8, 2021. This new feature is called Sidewalk. According to the Amazon Sidewalk Privacy and Security Whitepaper: ” Customers with a Sidewalk gateway are able to contribute a small portion of their internet bandwidth, which is pooled together to create a network that benefits all Sidewalk-enabled devices in a community. This can include experience ranging from finding pets or valuables that may be lost and improving reliability for devices like leak sensors or smart lighting, to diagnostics for appliances and power tools.”

Here is how to get to the Sidewalk setting. Open the Alexa app. Click the “MORE” tab (it should be on the bottom right). Click “SETTINGS”. Click “ACCOUNT SETTINGS”. Click “Amazon Sidewalk”. On June 8th all Amazon Alexa enabled devices will have the toggle button in the “ENABLED” position.

Here’s the bottom line Amazon will turn on this feature AUTOMATICALLY on June 8th for all Alexa enabled devices. I think you should do your own research and decide if you want this feature on or off. June 8th it will AUTOMATICALLY be turned on.

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