By now, almost everyone is familiar with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa. If not, Alexa is a hands-free speaker you can control with your voice. Amazon’s devices such as Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers help you connect to the Alexa voice service to play music provide information, news, sports update.
While many of us have purchased these devices and Alexa has become a part of our homes and offices, many are not aware of the additional skills that Alexa is equipped with. Read the following to find out the top 10 Alexa skills.
Alexa Can Order for You
You can link your Zomato, Dominos, and Ola or Uber apps to the Alexa app from your smartphone and simply order a pizza or food from your favorite joint. You can even a book for a cab from your Amazon device.
Alexa Can Sing For You
Are you in the mood for listening to some beatbox or rap? Alexa can do it all. Simply ask the Echo device to rap or beatbox or sing a song and listen to the groovy beats.
Although Alexa is good at playing podcasts, the services are limited since you need to maintain a subscription to enjoy all the benefits. However, with the help of Amazon’s AnyPod, you can listen to the latest and greatest podcast episodes.
Read an Audio Book or A Story
Amazon owns the audiobook company called Audible, wherein after you have an account you can ask Alexa to play an audiobook from the beginning to end. Not just this, you can even ask Alexa to tell you a bedtime story.
Play a Game with Alexa
Alexa has a number of games that you can play. From simple games such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Bingo to complex games such as Jeopardyl and Trivial Pursuit, Alexa has it all. So next time you are bored and want to pass your time, fire up your Echo device and start a fun game.
Alexa Can Help You Dress Up
Are you confused about what to wear to your office or a special event? Just ask Alexa. Just ask ‘Alexa what should I wear today?’ and you will instantly get some great advice about your outfit for the day.
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Alexa Can Help You Sleep Peacefully
The key to a restful night’s sleep is a good bedtime routine, and Alexa can help you with that. Alexa has a number of commands that can help you sleep more peacefully with sounds or through relaxing meditation.
Find Your Phone
One of the biggest problems we face almost every now and then is losing our phone. Finally, Amazon has found a solution to this and offers users help to track their device. All you have to say is ‘Where’s my phone’ and your phone will ring wherever it is.
Movie and TV Guidance
Amazon owns IMDb because of which you can find out information about any movie or TV show listed on the website. You can also make use of this device for recommendations based on IMDb’s trending data.
Flip a Coin
Can’t make a decision about whether you should do it or not? Just ask the Echo device to flip a coin and make the decision for you.
With Alexa, possibilities are endless. Along with these 10 features the smart speaker device is equipped with many more features and can be extremely handy. While being useful are some of the many specialties of Alexa, it’s the weird and unexpected features that make the device special.
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