What comes to your mind when someone says, “Alexa”?. Smart speaker! Right? Your guess is as good as mine. Alexa is basically an Amazon voice-control system. It allows you to issue a voice command or say your wishes to an Amazon Echo smart speaker and watch them carried out. Alexa performs tasks as simple as dimming your lights or playing music tracks. This write-up focuses on what you can do with Alexa, Alexa Login, Skills, and Price.
Alexa has more than 24,000 skills, supports dozens of smart home devices, and integrates well with too many apps. With Alexa, you can order things on Amazon with your voice. The slim, modern cylinder has good voice recognition capabilities. It has a great design that fits in with any room color and provides very good audio quality that matches all popular Bluetooth speakers. In other words, it blends in well with your decor and sounds better. Once awaken, Alexa is always listening in.
Amazing Things You Can Do With Alexa
Below is the list of things you can do with Alexa:
1.Control your smart home devices:
Without having to lift your phone or open an app, you can control all Alexa-compatible devices at your home. You can walk into a dark room and ask for lights, or walk into a quiet room and ask for music. It’s that simple! It makes accessing your smart home devices more interesting and convenient. You can control all your smart thermostats (Nest) and bulbs including Phillips Hue with the Amazon Echo. Alexa also works well with smart security cameras, garage doors, locks, sprinklers, and switches.
2. Play your music your own way:
Alexa allows you to play music from services such as Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Pandora, and so on. The quality of sound it produces is very good. It’s particularly useful if you’re an Audible audiobook service subscriber. This is because even when you cook, relax, or work around the house, Amazon Echo can play the narration for you.
3. Get answers:
Besides music, you can use Alexa to search for things online, help with kids homework, create a to-do list or make quick cooking conversions. Alexa can read your recipes.
4. Perform basic daily routines:
Using either grouping or routines, you can string activities to be activated by a single command. Routines are tagged activities you can create by combining a number of smart devices like lights with other tasks such as playing your morning news briefing. You can schedule your routine to activate automatically at a certain time.
5. Get daily updates:
With Alexa, you can get weather updates, play audio news shows, look up local businesses, order an Uber to the airport and complete just about any other basic tasks.
Android users can use Alexa to send a text message as long as it is not a group text message. It can also help you to read out your text messages. If you have multiple Echo speakers throughout your home, you can initiate walkie-talkie–style chats between them with a voice command. So, you can transform the entire family of Echo speakers into the home intercom system.
7. Make outgoing calls:
You can use supported Echo devices and the Alexa app to place outbound calls to most phone numbers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico for free. This does not include emergency numbers like 911.
8. Shopping assistant:
It helps you to do voice-controlled shopping. Voice shopping is available to Amazon Prime members only. You can only use voice shopping to buy Prime-eligible products. Note that you’ll not be able to order products such as clothing, shoes, watches, or jewelry by voice. It can also help you to view your to-do and shopping lists.
What is Alexa Skills?
Alexa skill is a simple program you can add to your Echo to enable a new ability. It’s like an app. It has more than 24,000 skills in the skill menu of the Alexa app. Every day a new skill is created. Since the release of Alexa Skill Kit to the public by Amazon, anyone with basic programming knowledge can create skills and add them to Alexa. As soon as you add a skill to your Alexa account, it will work with all the Echo devices in your home. You don’t have to add the skill to each device one by one. To manage Alexa’s skills and connected devices, you can interact with the Echo app.
Alexa Login – How to Log in to Your Account
There are two ways you can use to log in to your account. You can log in via app or web browser on your computer. If you download the app, during the setup process you’ll be required to login.
Alexa login is nothing other than using your Amazom.com email address and password to log in to your account. Always use your existing Amazon.com account to sign in because it will auto-populate information from your Amazon account and unlock the most features for you on the app. If you have an Amazon Prime account you will get free streaming Prime music and movies on your Amazon device.
Here are the steps to log in to your Alexa account via a web browser on the computer:
- On the web browser of your device, type: https://alexa.amazon.com. This will take you to Amazon Alexa Sign In homepage.
- Enter the email address and password you use to sign into Amazon.com.
- Click on Sign In to proceed. If you don’t have an existing Amazon.com account, you can create one by clicking the CREATE A NEW AMAZON ACCOUNT tab.
- Choose a device to set up. It could be Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Amazon Tap, Echo Input, Echo Sub, Echo Link, or accessories like Echo Connect. Select the right device that you want to set up and follow the instructions to complete.
To login using the app, just provide your Amazon account email address & password and follow the setup instructions. It is very easy to set up.
Alexa Price – How Much Does Alexa & Echo Cost?
The price varies depending on the product type. Below is the current Amazon price list as at the time of review:
- Echo Dot (2nd Generation) will cost you $24.99.
- The cost of the latest Echo Dot is $29.99
- Echo costs $69.99
- The cost of the latest Echo Plus is 149.99
- Echo Dot Kids Edition will cost you $49.99
- The cost of Echo Spot is $129.99
- Echo Show will cost you $299.99
Alexa is always adding new skills like tracking fitness, playing games, and so on. It keeps getting smarter each passing day. These powerful Alexa Echo speakers are worth the price because they come with Dolby technology – that plays 360° audio with clear vocals and dynamic bass response. You can also use your voice to adjust equalizer settings or pair with another Echo (2nd Gen) for stereo sound.