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By: Hp Creative Space On: December 30, 2017

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is a controlled Echo speaker which is considered as an intelligent personal digital assistant. The device was developed by the Amazon Lab 126. Right now it is in the second generation and there are several derivatives available for this device. Amazon Alexa listens to your voice and can perform a number of tasks.

Tasks Performed by Amazon Alexa commands:

The list of command which can be performed by the Amazon Alexa is increasing day by day because of the device is getting support from third-party developers. Currently, there are over 3200 commands which can be performed by the Amazon Alexa. Some of the tasks which can be performed by Amazon Alexa are,

  • Voice interaction
  • Finding recipes
  • Controlling your smart vacuum
  • Setting alarms
  • Playing music
  • Streaming podcasts
  • Playing audiobooks
  • Buying online
  • Tacking your online order
  • Paying your bills
  • Making to-do list
  • Provide weather, traffic, and other real-time information

When it is used as a home automation system it can control several smart devices such as thermostats and lights. It can even order food for you. Nowadays many third-party services and apps work with Amazon Alexa commands, so you can also do other things with the help of this device. You can even teach new skills to the device. Currently, Amazon Alexa can interact and communicate in English and German language.

How Amazon Alexa Works?

It is a hand free speaker which can be controlled with the user’s voice and perform various tasks and control various smart systems. To activate the first generation Alexa devices the user has to push a button to activate the listening mode but the second generation is more advanced and it activates just by saying any trigger word. You can set the trigger word according to your choice and whenever the device will hear that trigger word, it will activate. After activation, you have to give the command to the device and it will follow your voice. The second generation of Amazon Alexa is more compact and stylish than the first generation. These devices have natural language processing system so it becomes easy to interact with them. When you give a command, you do not have to repeat the command. Amazon Alexa devices listen actively and respond quickly.

Amazon Alexa Compatible Devices:

Some of the devices which are compatible with Amazon Alexa are Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV, Triby, Amazon Tap, Sonos One, Echo Look, Echo Show, Amazon Echo Plus, Philips Hue Lights, Samsung Smart Things, etc. Echo Dot is considered as one of the most cost-effective devices.

Amazon Alex is trending nowadays as a smart home device. Amazon is continuously working to make it easy for the third party companies to create more compatible devices. So in the future, you can expect many more new companies to announce their Alex compatible devices. Some of the companies which are providing Alex compatible devices are Lenovo, Logitech, Philips, Sonos, etc.

Smartphones have made the personal computers less relevant just like that Amazon Alexa device will make the smartphones less relevant in near future. Amazon Alexa commands is adding more features and upgrading the devices so that they can compete with the smartphones.

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