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Alexa: Everything you need to know about Amazon's voice assistant

2021-10-22T15:12:07.919Z

Thanks to Alexa, your home can easily become a smart home. You can find out everything you need to know about Amazon's voice assistant in this article.



Thanks to Alexa, your home can easily become a smart home.

You can find out everything you need to know about Amazon's voice assistant in this article.

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Alexa is Amazon's virtual voice assistant.

Similar to Siri from Apple or the Google assistant, Alexa can inform you about the local weather, query calendar appointments, control smart home devices and much more.

As a rule, Alexa is integrated in intelligent speakers, but it has now also found its way onto smartphones, wireless headphones, or some smartwatches from Fitbit *, for example.

However, not all devices work equally with Alexa.

But what exactly can you do with Amazon's voice assistant?

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Alexa: How does Alexa work?

A lot of different things can be done with Alexa.

To activate the voice assistant, simply say "Alexa" first, then Alexa will respond to your commands.

Among the

features of Alexa

include:

  • Play music, or even podcasts, audio books or radio stations

  • provide various information, for example the weather or sports results

  • Order products from Amazon

  • Make calls

  • Set the alarm clock

  • Create lists

  • Control smart home;

    devices compatible with Alexa are required for this

  • ask all sorts of questions, for example: "Which restaurants are nearby?" or "How is the weather at the weekend?"

Alexa is

cloud

-

based

and is constantly expanding the information offered and refining the answers in order to be able to provide even more precise information.

Regardless of which Alexa device you ask, they all have the same functionality, be it on the Echo speaker, the cell phone or in the car.

In order to be able to use Alexa, however, an active internet connection is required.

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Which devices are compatible with Alexa?

In addition to Amazon's in-house devices, there are numerous others from third-party providers.

In the respective product description, make sure that the devices are compatible with Alexa.

At Amazon, there are the

echo

-

speakers

, which are intended for the use of language assistance.

We present a selection below.

Echo devices with display

+

Amazon Echo Show 8

© Amazon product image

Amazon Echo Show 5

(2nd generation)

  • Price

    : 84.99 euros

  • Display: 5.5 inches

  • Resolution: 960 x 480 pixels

  • Camera: 2 MP

Watch Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd generation) now on Amazon

Amazon Echo Show 8

(2nd generation)

  • Price

    : 129.99 euros

  • Display: 8 inches

  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels

  • Camera: 13 MP

Watch Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) now on Amazon

Echo speakers

+

Echo Dot 4th generation.

© Amazon product image

  • Echo

    4th Generation - Price: 99.99 euros


    now on Amazon

  • View Echo Dot

    4th Generation - Price: 59.99 euros


    now on Amazon

  • Echo Dot

    4th generation in white with clock - price: 69.99 euros


    now on Amazon

  • Echo Flex

    - Price: 14.99 euros


    now on Amazon

  • View

    Echo Studio with 3D audio

    - Price: 199.99 euros


    now on Amazon

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Source: merkur

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