Meet your new bestie, Amazon Alexa – a personal assistant that works similarly to Google Assistant , Siri and Bixby (ok, maybe not Bixby.)
These Amazon devices offer a number of valuable services that can really make your life easier. By simplifying daily tasks with Alexa, you can get out the door faster and focus on more important things.
With thousands of available skills, it can take some time to determine which are most suitable for your needs but we have no doubt there will be plenty! We’ve highlighted some of the most popular ways to introduce an Amazon Alexa into your life.
Get you all the answers
Find Your Phone
If you’ve lost your phone, TrackR will help you find it. Simply instruct Alexa to find your phone or ring your phone so you can quickly determine its location.
Listen to the News
Alexa can read the news or your favorite audiobook to you. She can also answer questions so you can always stay informed.
Check the Traffic
This feature allows you to plan your commute before you leave the house.
Check the Weather
By being able to check the weather with ease, you can better prepare for the day ahead.
Be your friendly reminder
Manage Your Calendar
You can edit your calendar and get reminders of upcoming events with voice commands. You can also create tasks on your favorite to-do app.
Set an Alarm
You can set your Alexa to go off at a certain time and also set your phone to ring anytime the alarm goes off.
Set a Timer
Along with quickly checking the time, you can also set a timer on the device. Great for cooking!
Keep you warm and safe
Improve Home Safety
With Alexa, you can lock your doors or turn your home security system on.
Control the Lights
If you have smart lights, you can use Alexa to turn them on and off with your voice.
Control the Thermostat
If you have a smart thermostat, Alexa can adjust the temperature via voice command.
Control Your GE Appliances
Once you’ve connected your GE appliances, you can tell Alexa to do things like preheat the oven when you’re ready to cook a meal.
Become your personal shopper
Connect With Amazon Prime
If you have Amazon Prime, then Alexa makes it seamless for you to take advantage of all the services you are paying for with your subscription, so you get the best value for the money with Prime music, two-day shipping, and a lot more.
Update Your Shopping List
By being able to verbally edit your shopping list, you’ll never have to worry about forgetting anything again.
Make a Purchase
Of course, you can instruct Alexa to purchase something and she will complete the order on Amazon for you.
Order a Ride
You can connect your device with apps like Uber to request a ride.
Some food companies, like Domino’s, have partnered with the Amazon Echo, allowing you to do things like reorder your most recent order, send a new order, or track your current order. You’ll always know where your pizza is.
Plan a Trip
You can quickly plan and track a trip through the Kayak skill. Who needs a personal assistant when Alexa can do the hard work for you?
Find Local Hotspots
Alexa can help you find local businesses or restaurants based on Yelp reviews. This can help you get more acquainted with your new neighborhood in no time.
Alexa connects to Food Network, My Chef, and All Recipes to help you find the perfect recipes for food or cocktails, so you can plan a tasty meal on the fly.
Keep you fit
Instruct Alexa to start a seven-minute workout and she will walk you through the routine. Now, you’ll never have an excuse to skip a workout again. You can also connect your Fitbit to better monitor your fitness. And you can get detailed nutritional information from the Food Tracker skill to more efficiently monitor your calorie intake.
Provide the tunes
You can play a song through Alexa or connect it to a paid music service like Spotify. You can even instruct it to play certain types of music (such as, “Alexa, play Christmas music”) to perfectly set the mood.
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