Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is designed to let you voice-control your world

Have you heard the phrase ‘Works with Alexa’ a lot, but not sure what it means? The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot feature Amazon’s voice service called ‘Alexa’ who is there at your beck and call. She’s super intelligent and is compatible with many smart devices, including smartphones, tablets, TVs, lightbulbs and smart thermostats.

Amazon Alexa

What is Alexa?

"It’s nice to meet you, Alexa"

Alexa is Amazon’s intelligent personal voice assistant who follows commands based on what you ask her, prompted by you saying her name. Alexa is alive in the Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot speakers created by Amazon. Alexa works with all sorts of services; from smartphones and tablets, to smart light bulbs and music services. She’s a good listener and loves answering questions. The more you use Alexa, the more the speaker adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences.

What does Alexa do?

“Alexa, what’s the weather forecast for today?”

Alexa's there to save people time. She answers questions ranging from “What’s the weather forecast?” to “How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?” Say you’re cooking and your hands are dirty, but you need hands-free convenience. You can just ask her a question by prompting her with “Alexa”. As well as answer questions, Amazon Echo and Dot allows Alexa to sync and play music from Amazon Music and Spotify just by using your voice - “Alexa, play my Rock playlist.” You can also connect your smart device via Bluetooth and stream music that way.

“Alexa, lights out please…”

As well as answer questions and teach you numerous things, Alexa can also control smart lighting systems, smart switches, smart thermostats and more. Alexa is compatible with connected devices from smart brands including WeMo, TP-Link, Philips Hue, Hive, Nest and tado°, amongst others. Alexa can switch on the lamp to save you getting out out of bed, turn up the thermostat while you're reading in your favourite chair, or dim the lights from the couch while you watch a film — all without you lifting a finger.

“Alexa, tell us what you’re made of…”

Designed with noise-cancelling technology and boasting an array of seven microphones using beam-forming technology, Alexa can hear you ask a question from any direction, even from the opposite end of the room. With far-field voice recognition, Alexa can hear your voice clearly; even in noisy environments or while music is playing. Alexa’s always getting smarter. She updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning by adding new features and skills.

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