Channel alerts, music, and more! Stay in the loop.
September 20, 2018
We started with simple one-touch communication that keeps families connected, no matter the distance. We started with durability, integrity, and powerful tech that left lots of room to grow. The Relay team has been working hard to bring you great new features that set Relay apart. Last month, we launched the Channel Store so you could pick from all our available features and add and remove them from each of your Relays. Well, we have some brand new channels as well as some updates to the Relay app that will make your life more convenient!
Brand new in the Relay Channel Store
Listen to music right on your Relay
Take advantage of local storage to add your favorite music files. On the music channel, you can shuffle your playlist and listen to all your favorite tunes out loud or with headphones! First, add the music channel to your Relay through the app. Next, switch the Relay to the music channel. Then add MP3, MP4, and many other file types to your Relay. For all supported file types, see this Help Center article! Using your charging cable, plug your Relay into your computer via the USB A port. (If you use a Mac, you’ll have to install Android File Transfer.) From there, you can access your Relay to drag and drop music files! When you switch your Relay to the music channel, your tunes will start playing automatically. Press the "talk" button once to begin playing or pause, press it twice to skip a song, three times to skip backwards, and press and hold the “talk” button to turn shuffle on and off.
Learn every day with the Translate Channel
Just speak into your Relay and hear your words translated into Spanish! All you have to do is add the translate channel to your Relay through the app, switch to the translate channel, press the “talk” button, and speak! Relay will translate your words for you and repeat them back.
Relay app features that make life a little easier
Know when you’ve missed a message with activity alerts. It isn’t feasible to keep your Relay app open at all times, so we have a solution that keeps you in touch. Now you’ll receive a push notification whenever someone talks on your channels. You can see who is trying to reach you and respond quickly by opening the Relay app. Say goodbye to being out of the loop!
Auto-generate new Relay name
You can already change your Relay’s names to anything you want (like, Mom, Dad, or Jim) through the app, but if you like the automatic Relay names and didn’t end up with your favorite animal, you can auto-generate a new name. In the Relay app, select the Relay whose name you want to change, tap the three vertical dots next to “Manage Relay,” and select “Get a new animal name.”