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Amazon Alexa Devices - All Things Alexa

Welcome to Everything Alexa!

Amazon truly makes some amazing devices with Alexa technology that can turn your house into a smart home. From controlling your lights and appliances to your TV’s and thermostats, Amazon devices help make your life more enjoyable and fun when interacting with technology.

Alexa enabled devices can keep you entertained in a variety of ways.

Entertainment – Whether you want to listen to music, books, radio stations, or podcasts, all you have to do is ask. In the mood for games, movies, or a good laugh? Let Alexa connect the dots between all the things you love.

Communication – Help your household and family stay better connected. Let Alexa turn your device into an intercom to open up instant two-way conversations between rooms, or send one-way Announcements from any room. Use Alexa to call or message almost anyone for free on your supported Echo or Alexa-enabled device or the Alexa app on your supported mobile phone or tablet. With the latest version of the Alexa app for Android and iOS, you can talk to Alexa on your mobile device to use communication features.

  • Drop-in on another Alexa device,
  • Make an announcement to any/all other Alexa devices
  • Make a call from/to a Alexa device
  • Send a message to a Alexa device

Productivity – With Alexa as your home assistant, it’s easy to turn your house into a smart home. Get hands-free voice control by connecting your compatible smart home products to your Echo device. Or control them in the Alexa app when you’re away.

“Alexa, add paper towels to my shopping list”
“Alexa, set a 15-minute time”
“Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?
“Alexa, set an alarm for 6:30am”

Smart Home – From lights and plugs to thermostats and cameras, Alexa can help make your home smarter and more automated by simplifying your everyday routines. New to smart home? Get started with our recommended essentials.

“Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights”
“Alexa, turn on the coffee maker”
“Alexa, set the thermostat to 72”
“Alexa, show me the front door”

News & Information – No matter what time of day it is, Alexa is here to keep you informed. From daily news updates and weather reports to local search, translations, sports reports, and more, just ask Alexa to stay in the know. Flash Briefing gets you the latest news updates from your favorite sources like NPR, CNN, Fox News, and CNET. If you’ve set up a voice profile, Alexa recognizes your voice and can catch you up on the latest without repeating old news.

“Alexa, what’s the weather tomorrow”
“Alexa, how do you say ‘I love you’ in French”

Shopping – When it’s time to reorder, just ask and Alexa will offer an item from your order history, confirm the price, and ask if you would like to buy it. If you’re looking for an item that you haven’t previously purchased at Amazon, you can search by product name or ask for top-rated items in a category.

“Alexa, reorder dog food”
“Alexa, add coffee to my shopping list”

Multiple device functionality – Have more fun. Get more done. See how life is better together when you connect multiple Echo and Alexa-enabled devices. Drop In is an optional feature that helps you connect instantly, hands free. Use Drop In on your supported Echo or Alexa-enabled devices at home, like a two-way intercom, to ask questions or have a quick conversation with the family. If you only have one supported device at home, you can drop in from your mobile Alexa app to your device to do things like ask when dinner will be ready.

“Alexa, play music everywhere”
“Alexa, announce that dinner is ready”
“Alexa, drop-in on the kitchen”

Ask Alexa – With hundreds of thousands of supported commands, there are so many things to ask Alexa. Fun things. Sweet things. Helpful things. Factual things. Surprising things. So many things that it’s tough to capture them all, but we think this is a pretty good start. Try them out, just maybe not all at once.

From starting your day to keeping your afternoon on track to winding down your evening, there are so many ways Alexa can make your life easier and even more fun. This is your comprehensive guide for Alexa features and the best place to discover and explore what Alexa can do.

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Echo     Dot     Spot     Show     Fire TV     Fire TV Cube

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