Best Amazon Tap (Alexa) Tips and Tricks You Should Know

Since the beginning of the 21st century, technology has been developing rapidly while we humans have been getting busier. Life has become quite hectic for us. We all seem to need an intelligent personal assistant and that’s what Amazon Alexa is here for.
Alexa being an intelligent personal assistant can make our life way easier to you know these tricks. Use Alexa to the fullest and you might get some time off from your schedule.
The following are the best tips and tricks that you can make of to get the most out of her.

·        Connect your home accessories!

Try connecting your home accessories to Alexa and control them without even getting off your bed. For instance, you can connect Alexa to your home lights and turn them on and off without even reaching the switches. Isn’t that cool? If you think that’s cool you can even open and close the doors using Alexa!

·        Change the Wake Word!

Are you sick of repeating the name “Alexa” again and again? Guess what?! You can change her wake word if you want to!
If you intend to change the wake word, you can go to the Alexa app or the website, then go to Settings, choose your device, click on Wake Word and choose the one you prefer and Save it!

·        Make Calculations!

Most of us aren’t that good at Maths, are we? Hence, we should reach our phone to make calculations. But you don’t need to go through all that with Alexa! You can make instant calculations, from converting currencies or different units of measurement to solving complex mathematical equations, you can do them all with Alexa!
For an example, just say, “Alexa, 11 times 1024” and she’ll come up with the result!

·        Use her as a Speaker!

Using Alexa as a speaker isn’t tough at all, you can pair her to your Computer or Smart Phone and you’re good to go. From listening to music to audio books you can do anything! Not just that, do you read a lot of books? If that’s the case, you can ask Alexa to read your Kindle books to you!

·        Add Skills!

Skills to Alexa are just like apps to your phone! You can add new skills to Alexa so that you can use her more! How do you do it? Well, it’s pretty simple, but you should just know the name of the skill. Say you wanna add the skill “Lifx”, you can just say, “Alexa, enable Lifx” and after a few seconds, it should be ready to use!

·        Tweets and Messages!

You can ask Alexa to read tweets on your timeline and check your Facebook messages as well. Not just that, you can even ask her to send a message! You don’t need to bow down at your phone and type the text!

·        Play Songs by Lyrics!

Are you a music lover? Then this might just be a game-changer for you! When you hear a new song and don’t know the name but just remember a part of its lyrics, you can just ask Alexa to play that song for you by just saying the lyrics! Like, you can say, “Alexa, play the song that says Hello from the other side” and she’ll play Adele’s Hello for you!

It’s wondrous, isn’t it? Having your virtual assistant to do all these things for you! As time passes by, things that you can do using Alexa will skyrocket, but that’s all for now. If you liked them, please share and if you know a few more tips and tricks to get the most out of her, feel free to mention them in the comments below!

Published by Abhinav Gyawali

Hello there! I'm a teenager, who spends most of his day thinking and analyzing things. I'm full of ideas and creativity! Hence, I realized a blog would be perfect for me to share my ideas!

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