Alexa has become the new Amazon virtual assistant , who has also decided to look for this function as an alternative to Siri, the Google assistant and Cortana. It can be installed on both Android devices, iPhone and iPad to have the Amazon Echo smart speaker .
You can say that Alexa is one of the most complete and advanced assistants that exist today. In addition, it is already present in a large number of products achieving position yourself very quickly both within Amazon and with other manufacturers.
This wizard is available in English and Spanish , as well as in other languages. Therefore, you can easily answer each of your questions . In this way, here we explain everything you should know about Alexa .
What features differentiate Alexa from other intelligent voice assistants?
As we know, it has become very common for some companies such as Google, Apple, Microsoft among others to have created their own voice assistants in order to help you to its users to clarify doubts and know everything new about their products. And it is that these smart speakers have had a very good acceptance with customers, which has caused Amazon to use their own speaker.
This is how Amazon has bet heavily on Alexa , who has been integrated into Echo devices, where currently more than 28,000 teams have with it and in turn is used by more than 4,500 different manufacturers . This is how she is integrated in devices such as plugs, bulbs, switches, clocks , among others.
In addition, all this can also be installed on both Android and iOS mobile devices . However, despite all the advantages and benefits that this has brought for your company and its products Echo , it is still considered to have a great margin to improve compared to other attendees, since it presents problems when set up the speakers and when make voice purchases , since it can only be done through Amazon.
So far, Google Assistant, is considered the most advanced in all these aspects, since it works very well when performing basic household tasks . Finally, in the case of Cortana , which is the Microsoft assistant has high level integrations but despite all its benefits it still does not reach the most optimal level in these aspects.
What can I do with the Amazon Alexa smart speaker?
This assistant has the Skills which are those extra features that are added by other users and that you can install on your speaker . This is all about a store of mobile applications created specifically for this assistant. Therefore, with all this you can expand much more the basic functionalities that is already added in the system and in that way improve your experience.
According to this, here we explain what are the main Skills that you can start to install new games and features to your voice system.
Trivial Pursuit Family
It is a game for children and adults where they can put into practice each of their knowledge . To do this, they must compete with each other to answer each of the questions covering six different types of categories. In addition, each time the user answers a correct question they will be given an extra . Ideal for you can compete with your friends to be the best.
Install Trivial Pursuit Alexa Family
Useful telephone numbers
This Skills gives you the ability to check emergency phone numbers that you may need at some critical time, be it police numbers , firefighters, civil guard, emergency , among others. All this in order to provide protection to each of the users especially for those times where they need it most.
Install Alexa phone numbers
It has been created mainly to help each of the users to achieve mathematical operations in a very simple and fast way. This is how this will allow you to perform, multiplications, divisions, addition, subtraction, square roots, percentage, among many other operations.
Install My Alexa Calculator
Direct to the palate
Direct to the palate has been designed primarily for those Amazon users who love to cook , this is how they will find a large number of recipes that have been recommended by the community. In addition , Alexa, will be in charge of being your kitchen assistant and will help you step by step to prepare any of the dishes that are contained here.
This is how you will find appetizers, main courses, main courses and desserts. In addition, a great variety of meals from all over the world , presenting dishes from international cuisine .
Install Direct to the palate Alexa
Here you also have the opportunity to start finding those food recipes that you want so much, you can search for them by ingredients or by the name of the dish . Therefore, it is ideal for those occasions where you have some specific ingredients and do not know what to prepare. You can also listen to the preparation in the same step-by-step while you are preparing it.
Install Alexa Cookpad
English with Oxford has been launched by the prestigious Oxford University, which has been created especially to encourage learning in English , where they teach to learn what it is the vocabulary, grammar and expressions that are necessary every day . It can be said that it is a basic English course where you will learn to carry out basic dialogues and improve your listening comprehension .
Install English with Oxford Alexa
Ideal for all those who are lovers of the series and movies , here you can keep abreast of all the world’s number one releases and programming . This is how you will receive news about the latest news about the movies of the moment , the premieres of the weeks , the fashion series, the protagonists , among many other details.
Install Alexa Sensacine News
Renfe Ave information
An excellent option for you to know all schedules, travel availability, prices and everything related to trips on AVE trains . p>
You can request a budget of your trips from Madrid to Barcelona , where Alexa will be in charge of informing you that places remain free, the date and time of the trip, as well as the price variation that may exist so that you acquire the ticket that best suits your needs.
Install Renfe Ave Alexa Information
Akinator is one of the best options we can look for when we want to have a fun and enjoyable time , it will take care of reading your mind and telling you what character you are thinking. To do this, use a series of questions that will help you discover what you think, be it a real or fictional character .
Install Akinator Alexa
To finalize the list of Skills , we present the information about buses , this will allow you to consult a lot of things related to the subject, such as which are the bus stops in Madrid, ask for the number of a stop, know how long it takes to pass the bus, how many are working , among many other concerns that the user may have.
Install Alexa Bus Information
List of the best 35 tricks to get the most out of it Amazon Alexa speaker
The use of this tool gives Amazon users the possibility to perform many tasks easily and without having to carry out long and tedious processes. All this voice system is present in a large number of Echo products and other manufacturers thus offering advanced products such as smart light bulbs .
To all this, you must add those tricks that we can carry out in order to make the most of this tool and which we will show you below:
Control your calendar appointments
This is one of the most used of Alexa, as it allows you to plan your smartphone calendar with each of the tasks you have pending for the week or Even for the whole month. This will allow you to have quick access to him simply by saying: Alexa What do I have to do today? Or What do I have on the calendar? Where you will get as answers the appointments of the day that you have pending to do.
Listen to the radio
Another function that we can find and that is very interesting for most people is to be able to listen to the radio through Alexa . This is possible because there is a Internet access that will give you the ability to visit different radio stations in different countries . You can activate all this in the following way: Alexa, put (Next, the name of the desired station) .
Execute the good night commands
You can say that this is one of the most important factors of voice assistants, as it will allow you to configure each of the applications with your mobile phone and that way facilitate different actions. One of them is when you go to sleep, in this case you can indicate: Alexa, Good evening , and that way you can turn off the room lights, the TV set the alarm , among others.
Be aware of the news h3>
If you are one of the people who like to stay informed of everything that happens in your country and the world, then this will be of great help, since you can configure the terminal application with the news sources that you like the most . In this case you will have to indicate: Tell me the news of the day and that way you can start receiving the most important covers of the day.
Activate the reminder mode
Dedicated to those users who constantly have memory problems and often forget each of their daily tasks . This is how this tool allows you to set reminders that you can schedule to be heard from time to time. In these cases you should say: Alexa, remember me (the action you want to execute and the desired time) .