An Introduction to Amazon Alexa Devices
Alexa is a voice-controlled hands-free device of Amazon which runs on voice command. Amazon Alexa has developed as a virtual assistance device that executes tasks for an individual based on command or questions. Through this cross-platform intelligent assistant, you can easily perform voice interaction, music playback, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and many other interesting things.
In the similar series, Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot are quite a popular devices on which Alexa operates. This digital assistance from Amazon interacts in a conversational manner and is ready to help you by answering all your queries. More than this, it also controls the smart home devices and runs on the voice commands given by users in various languages. The device is compatible with various Amazon products and also supports all major mobile platforms like Android, iOS, and Fire OS.
Features of Alexa
With the advancement of technology, most of us has a desire to use a versatile voice assistance device that works completely on human command. It is like Amazon have heard your desires and wishes and introduced Alexa, a female voice assistant that talks to you in a conversational manner and always ready to help you with many tasks.
Below you can find several incredible features that Amazon Alexa has offered to its Amazon family users:
- Alexa is a smart speaker, which performs numerous activities like plays music on request, answers most questions, control smart-home devices, streaming podcasts, and much more.
- Alexa for Business gives you the flexible platform that will easily manages Alexa devices at work, enroll your users, and assign skills at scale.
- With the help of Alexa Skills Kit, you can build your own custom voice skills.
- Alexa’s Auto Delete voice recording will erase/remove user’s voice recordings every 3 to 18 months.
- More than this, a new API of Alexa Education Skill will allow existing educational services to connect with Alexa. So that, if in case, schools are using services to track kid's homework or grades, for instance, Alexa will be able to share that info with parents.
- Works as a smart home hubs that controls Wi-Fi settings to on or off the Wifi on the tablet or other devices.
How does Alexa work?
Amazon Alexa is the voice-controlled AI, digital assistant for domestic and professional purposes. It can help people to perform their day-to-day basic tasks like setting reminders, playing music, alarms, Audiobooks, making calls, and creating to-do lists, access news, etc. all in their native languages via voice searches. Now let us guide you with Amazon Alexa working mechanism. The device provides you the functionality to perform wide range of custom tasks. It is also compatible with many skills and Amazon devices. Here you can complete not just a basic tasks, but you are capable of performing a wide range of traditional skills. Which simply means, this incredible AI voice assistant has increased their capabilities by leaps and bounds with Alexa Skills. And now, you can totally thanks to Alexa Skills, as with the help of these skills you can make your Alexa device smarter and powerful in terms of security, safety, and convenience.
Currently, Alexa has integrated with thousands of skills and more are being added regularly to make it more capable and powerful. You can easily download these skills from any Play store just like you download an app for the phone.
How to use Alexa?
Amazon Alexa is the brain behind the Amazon products such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot with Clock, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Show 8, Amazon Tap, Amazon Echo Show 5, Amazon Echo Plus and all the other best Alexa devices. By using your voice, you can ask Alexa (virtual assistance device) to control your music, set alarms, get the news and weather, and control smart home devices such as smart plugs, lights, and locks. More than this, it can also get you directions, track your calendar, order products off of Amazon, read books, find local restaurants, and answer your questions by grabbing information from Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha.
How to Alexa Setup or Alexa Configuration
In order to set up Alexa device or perform Alexa configuration, you need to install various Alexa apps on your iPhone or Android device to interact with Alexa and add new capabilities to the device. Below we have compiled the proven step-by-step process that will help you with your new Amazon Alexa setup.
Proven Steps to Complete Alexa Configuration Process
Step 1: Plug in your Alexa Device Into a Power Supply
The first and very important step to set up your Amazon Alexa is to plug in the power connector with the device. Initially the light will turn blue then after sometimes it will be become orange.
Step 2: Download and Install the Amazon Alexa app
In the next step, just open your Google Play store or the iTunes store and search for Alexa app. Once you found the relevant results, download and install the Amazon Alexa app on your supporting device, which are as follows:
- FireOS 3.1 or higher
- iOS8.0 or higher
- Android4.6 or higher
Note: Make sure that your mobile/tablet device is connected to the active Wi-Fi network.
In case, you are not sure if your device is compatible with Alexa, then simply dial our toll-free Alexa helpline number for complete assistance.
Step 3: Complete the Sign Up Steps to the Amazon Account
Once you install the application, just complete the sign up steps to smooth access the Alexa features. To start with, open the mobile application and sign up to your Amazon account. One should note that, each Alexa device is required to sign up and be associated with an Amazon account. If you are an Amazon Prime account holder, then that would be better because you will be able to access more music and greater content within your budget.
Step 4: Configure the Device
Once the sign up process has been completed, open the application and explore “Add Device” from the application menu. After this, search your Amazon Alexa Echo/Dot to setup. You will see the name of your device like “Echo-89T”.
Now, click on the device name and select or change your region language as per your preference. In the final step, search for your Wi-Fi network and once it is done enter your Wi-Fi network password to get your Wi-Fi and your device is connected.
Note: If you don’t see your device name, chances are that you might have missed some important step in the process. In such a scenario, you are advised to call us at our Amazon Alexa helpline number and connect with our Alexa expert directly.
If you do not have any mobile or tablet device, then you can set up your Amazon Alexa device by using your desktop/PC as well. Follow these steps:
- Open your installed web browser and type "Alexa.amazon.com" in the search bar.
- After this, go to the Settings page.
- Finally, follow the same procedure as instructed in the Alexa app section of this page.
If you are still unclear with the Alexa Configuration steps, then call up our Alexa helpline number and let certified professionals take care of things.