Amazon has sent out an email to Amazon Echo owners that highlights a number of new questions for the smart speaker along with a slew of tips and tricks to try out with smart digital assistant. Here’s what you need to ask Alexa. Let’s check out in this article.
Amazon echo has been one of the favorite gadgets of 2016 – 2017. For those who are unware, the Echo is a 360-degree omnidirectional speaker powered by a virtual assistant called Alexa. The smart home device lets you order dinner for you, turn on the lights, check the weather, call a cab, play radio stations, podcasts, music, adjust your thermostat, and more, using only your voice. amazon promotes the smart speaker with the tagline Just Ask.
And the US technology company has mailed out a handful of new tips and tricks to customers to do just that. The email highlights the ability for Amazon echo to check local opening times and recommendations. Amazon tells the owners of Echo that ready for a night out at the end of the long week? Alexa can help make sure it’s a good one. Ask Alexa to tell you about local clubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants. Amazon also tell customers to try and find local recommendations by asking, Alexa, what are some top rated Indian restaurants?
Amazon has highlighted a number of features with Alexa that are ideal for the weekends. The e-commerce giant will surface a slew of information about your local businesses. Most of this will appear within the Alexa app on your Android or iOS smartphones, where you will find opening hours, photos, numbers, location, and reviews.
Amazon also recommends customers try, Alexa, TGIFI to see the response of the smart speaker. As well as radio stations from TuneIn and music from Prime music or Spotify. Alexa can also read your kindle e-books to you. To pick up where you left off your Kindle, open the Alexa App and head to music & books > kindle Books to find out what kindle books Alexa can read, or just ask, Alexa, read my kindle book.
Amazon also highlights some of the third-party apps, dubbed skills available to download and install in Amazon Echo. It writes, get whipped through a high intensity interval Training workout with the recently updated 7-minute Workout skill which now offers tutorials in the Alexa app and keeps the track of your workouts too.
Last year, Amazon Echo owners unearthed a hidden trick that allows the smart speaker to wake you with a rather obnoxious Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.
Expecting to see Alexa appearing in more gadgets this year with companies including Ford joining the voice research revolution. The integration of Alexa into ford vehicles will allow owners to play and resume audiobooks, order items on Amazon, search for and transfer local destinations to the in-car navigation system and more. From the summer, drivers with Ford SYNC 3 will be able to ask Alexa to read weather reports, play music, check news, add items to shopping lists and more all from their car.
The benefits of this collaboration don’t just start in the car as from Home. Ford owners will be able to remote start, lock or unlock, and get the information about the vehicle suing voice commands. Alexa is also being in number of non-Amazon speakers including a new device from Lenovo.