Amazon Echo: Is it worth the Hype?

Amazon Echo: Is it worth the Hype?

Amazon Echo: Is it worth the Hype?

Did you recently purchase a new Alexa speaker? Or planning to buy one?

There's a lot these smart speakers can do that you might not be aware of - so much so that it can feel overwhelming to figure out where to begin.

Rather than figuring it out on your own, we have compiled a list of all the best things you can do with Amazon Echo.

1. Make Phone calls to anyone at anytime

Sync your contacts in the Alexa App and ask her to give a ring to any of these people. It’s that simple!

Not just that, but Alexa can also make a call to other Alexa devices in other houses.

To enable this, both you and the person you are trying to contact must-have “Alexa calling and messaging” turned on.

Also, if there is anyone you would like to block, you can do that too.

2. Automate your daily routine

Alexa can automate your day-to-day routine with a single command whether it’s to play music, ask about the weather, or what’s on your calendar for today, after saying “Alexa, start my day." How convenient is that?

3. Make your home smart

Making your home smart is probably what Alexa is best doing, like controlling your lights, door locks, TV, appliances, etc.

You can cruise through the smart home compatibility tool to see what Alexa works with, but here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Control the lights and even change the color if the lights are color-changing.
  • Open or close your garage door.
  • Change the room temperature.
  • Control the TV and also Netflix. Goodbye remote control!

4. Entertainment for children

Alexa is a lot of fun and can be a perfect mode of entertainment for children whether it's games, trivia questions, or music. Alexa knows it all!

5. Keep up with your fitness routine

Alexa is best at giving you any fitness feedback that you need and keep you healthy.

Once you sync your Fitbit with Alexa, you can ask questions like “Alexa, how many calories in a slice of pizza” or “Alexa, start a 7-minute work-out.”  

You can even receive free guided meditations from Headspace.

6. Shop on Amazon with your voice

While anyone with an Amazon account can shop and add products to your cart with just your voice, Amazon Prime members get an additional advantage like to know what the current exclusive deals are going on.

7. Give your household an intercom

Amazon Echo can be a lifesaver for parents as you can broadcast an announcement across other devices at your home.

So if you have an Amazon Echo speaker in your other rooms, you can say “Alexa, announce that dinner is ready,” and Alexa will do the needful.

8. Receive cooking ideas & tips

Alexa can make cooking very easy for you, and less nerve-wracking.

You can start conversions like “How many tablespoons in a quarter-cup” or “What’s the recipe of Biryani”, or set a timer or play music to make cooking more fun!

9. Learn more new skills

If there is something Alexa cannot do, then worry not as there’s probably a skill for it.

Skill finder enables you to look for skills.

To launch it, all you need to say is “Alexa, open skill finder,” and voila! You are ready to go.

Amazon Echo is what you need!

Amazon Echo products can highly contribute to making you and your home smarter and more useful.  

Sure, these devices can play music and set timers, but these tips can help you get even more of your money’s worth.

If you are looking for a more affordable choice, Teckzu offers a range of certified open-box Amazon Echo products that comes with a 1-year warranty.

What are you waiting for? Shop now!


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