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The existence of virtual assistants is evidence that we are now fully embracing the digital age and we’re loving it. Today, we can command our devices to perform various tasks using only our voice. The use of these technologies is rapidly growing and among the leading virtual assistants today is Amazon Alexa. Alexa is a virtual assistant that is capable of doing many tasks such as voice interaction, music playback, setting alarms, managing devices, making to-do lists, streaming podcasts, providing weather forecast and a whole lot more.
Manage Your Devices
Alexa absolutely works like a gem. One of its wonderful features is the ability to turn your home into a smart house using its home automation technology. The app can control several smart devices at home by establishing itself as a home automation system. All you need to do is to download the app and set up all your Alexa-enabled devices. There are many third-party devices you can buy that are compatible with the app. These include smart lights, vacuum cleaners, thermostats, smart plugs, and more.
Through this app, you can also create routines to automate your smart home devices. Since this is tied with the Echo Dot device, you can command the virtual assistant using only your voice and let this app do the rest of the job for you. The app also comes with a simple and easy-to-navigate interface. As soon as you install the app, it prompts you to a simple page where you can manually manage all the smart devices at home. Simply tap the respective buttons and hit the On and Off virtual switch to virtually control them.
Organize Your Day
Are you planning to shop for items at the grocery? Interestingly, Alexa can do more than just turning your house into a smart home. It can also be your shopping buddy. Through the app, you can create and view your own shopping and to-do list. You can also edit them if in case you need to add or erase items on the list. This particular feature allows you to organize your shopping routine and prevents you from overspending.
Above all, you can also keep yourself updated by asking Alexa about the latest weather forecast or the latest news. There are just too many commands you can explore with this app. It can act as a timer and you just have to command Alexa to set the timer on. The same thing goes with alarms and other notifications that can help you on a daily basis.
Play Music, Books, Radio and More
If you love music, this app can surely become your best buddy. You do not have to manually turn the music player on and all you need is to ask Alexa to play the song you like. The app connects you to third-party streaming services that you are subscribed to such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and more. Simply choose the song you like or a playlist from an album and command “ Alexa play (the name of the song)” and let your Alexa-enabled devices play it for you.
You can also create speaker groups to play music across your compatible Echo devices for multi-room music. If you are an avid book reader, you can also take advantage of Alexa by allowing the device you read your favorite Audible or Kindle Books so you can listen while you’re cooking, folding laundry, or doing something else. Interestingly, you can also use Alexa to order food and other more functions that will surely surprise you.
If you are aiming to transform your house into a smart home, Amazon Alexa will surely fulfill such goal. This software works like a gem and you will be surprised what this app is capable of. It can perform so many tasks that can turn our daily lives more convenient and fun. This year alone, the company sold over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices which put Alexa on top of its game. Alexa app is currently available for both Android and iOS devices.