For example, Alexa can learn who it’s talking to, order supplies for the whole house and even. Not to mention, you can call and call – or (with their permission, of course).
Right out of the box, Alexa will not tell you how to do these things, but we have you covered. Read on for important Amazon Echo tips that you need to know.
Find a good place for your echo in the house
The first thing you want to do after removing the box for the new Amazon Echo is to connect it. And when you only have one Echo speaker, you will not just pick it down anywhere in the house – in fact it is. You should make sure that it is in a centralized place where your voice can carry from most rooms, as in or . (Here is .)
Get the basics taken care of first
Now that you’ve got Echo connected and set up, it is. This includes downloading the Alexa app and configuring your location to get an accurate weather forecast.
We also recommend that you take your time from the beginning. While you can configure this at any time, allowing Alexa to recognize the voices of different users will give each user a personalized experience. For example, when Alexa recognizes your voice, it plays music and news you enjoy listening to, and wants to call or send messages to people in your address book.
You may also want to set up voice purchases so that you can quickly order an item you often buy, such as paper towels. To do this, you must also activate 1-Click ordering in the settings app. Remember to set up a password so that only you can make purchases this way. You will find this in Settings > Account settings > Purchase of votes.
Use voice commands to get things done
Every action you want Alexa to perform will. For example, turn on music, control the volume of the smart speaker, and create lists or reminders. You just want to say something like “Alexa, turn down the volume” or “Alexa, add coffee to my shopping list.”
You can also, instead of talking. Just open the Alexa app and press Keyboard top left.
Don’t want your watchword to be Alexa? You can change it to Echo, Computer or Amazon. Just say “Alexa, change the watchword” and make your choice.
Control your smart home devices from the Echo speaker
Do you wish you could come home at night with the lights already on? Well, if you have smart lights, smart plugs ($ 25 on Amazon) or switches, you can control them using the Alexa app, so you never have to climb the stairs to the front porch again.
Other devices you can control include smart locks (in case you forget to lock your door before you travel), more
Call, send text and send to your friends using Alexa
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You can alsoon friends and family who have added you as an accepted contact. To do that, just say something like “Alexa, get on with Dad.”
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