Amazon Alexa review
Amazon Alexa review
Amazon Alexa is a free-download application developed as a companion software for Amazon’s Echo devices – small smart speakers with built-in voice assistant developed by Alexa firm. With the help of this app, you can set up a device to listen to music and do a lot of other interesting things which make your everyday life easy and complete. The more you use this assistant, the more it learns your vocabulary and preferences.
This application shows you all settings and controls to take advantages of the hands-free and voice-controlled Echo device. It provides with the ability to give commands at a distance and apply other features. You can ask questions, and it will comprehensively answer them. Alexa is able to recognize various voice profiles when several users constantly communicate with it. There is even an option allowing you to buy things on Amazon using your voice if you know the accurate name of the goods. Though, there is a risk of misunderstanding.
You can make it play the music you like or tell you the weather forecast and current news. It creates tasks for your smart home appliances to operate automatically. You can check the status of your thermostats and locks at home if they are compatible with this application. On the screen you will see the devices tab, showing you individual smart lights and power outlets grouped by room. So, even being in the yard, you will know what is on and off in your kitchen.
It connects you with various services like Amazon Music, TuneIn, Spotify, and some others, where you can find a playlist you want and listen to songs on any of your Alexa-enabled devices. You can arrange your daily routine, viewing your to-do list, edit it if there are changes. You can include shopping in your plans. Set timers and alarms, in order not to miss some important event.
There is even an option of calling or messaging to mobile devices supporting Alexa, and you will not pay anything for this service.
This application provides plenty of third-party “skills” meaning that it is connected with other apps, like the Guardian offering its news publishers, Escape the Room delivering access to games, and so on.
Learning the tutorial, you will discover even more Alexa skills, which can be enabled easily. It is considered as a smart home ecosystem being able to unite all different devices and control them even when disconnected from the internet.
Thus, if you have Echo’s devices you just cannot do without Amazon Alexa providing you with smart home control, music listening including playing favorite radio stations, news briefings, setting timers as many as you want and do other things on the go.