With HereAfter, you never have to lose the voices of the people you love
Our lives are full of stories.
Stories about first dates and first cars. About parents, grandparents, and best friends. About graduation days, birthdays, and wedding days. About seeing the love of your life, hearing a child’s first words, or feeling the breeze on a mountain peak.
These stories define who we are—for ourselves and for children, grandchildren, and beyond. But too often they don’t get saved, and precious family history simply evaporates.
That’s where the new HereAfter skill can really help out. It gives you a way to record and interactively share valuable life memories, or those of a loved one, with Alexa.
How It Works: Talk first, listen later
Getting started with HereAfter takes more effort than enabling a new flash briefing, but it’s still pretty simple. Here’s how it works:
An experienced interviewer records your life story, or the favorite memories of a loved one. It’s done over the Internet, with a service similar to Zoom. The interviewer helps you organize your stories and makes the process fun and easy, even if you don’t typically like to talk about yourself.
HereAfter gives you the full audio recordings of the interview sessions, just as you would get with a conventional life story recording project. They’re yours to keep no matter what.
Now for the cool part. Access is through Alexa. But instead of requesting a weather forecast or favorite song, family members get to ask life story questions and hear the answers in your actual recorded voice. Imagine hearing your mother, for instance, sharing stories about her childhood, family background, career, relationships, and hobbies. She might even tell a joke, sing a song, or share some valuable advice!
How To Get Started
HereAfter has multiple options for signing up depending on how much content you want to preserve and share. You can get a subscription, starting at just $7 per month for one hour’s worth of recorded content.