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Amazon's smart speakers are a great way to make your home smart, and they can do so many things for you. Alexa – the artificially intelligent assistant built into every echo – can give you the news, turn on the light and play audiobooks only by asking. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
We have the impression that the use of an echo speaker is a bit overwhelming at first glance. Where should you start? What should you try first? Which functions are really important?
Here are some key tips to help you get started with your new echo speaker.
Give It a Home
There is not really a "wrong" place where you can place your echo speaker. However, how you want to use it determines the best place in your home.
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Learn the basics
. what's next? There are some basic settings that you should make first to get the best user experience:
The most common ways to use your Echo Speaker is to ask them to do something for you. "Turn Down the Volume," "Remind Me to Get Milk," "Set a Timer for 30 Minutes," "What's the Fight Club's First Rule?" – You have the idea.
While theis growing steadily, you will use some regularly:
You can also createwhich do exactly what you want
In addition, Alexa can handle several voice commands that are said together, like "Play Madonna on Spotify" and then "Decrease Volume". Here.
If you want to regularly play music on your echo, you should know some tricks. Of course, you can always say "Alexa, 80s pop," but there are even more ways to enhance your listening experience:
Connect Your Smart Home
One of the best ways to use an echo The controller is your other smart home products, including smart lights, switches and locks.
According to Amazon, there are more than 10,000 smart home devices that are compatible with Alexa. With just a few settings, you can use your voice to turn on the light, lock the front door, shut down the blinds, turn on the TV, and more.
Echo speakers are reliable devices, but sometimes have problems. To save you future trouble, learn more about these eight common problems with Amazon Echo and how they can be resolved.
Most Alexa devices have a light ring that lights up when you talk to the speaker. But sometimes you will notice that these lights have a different color. So, decipher what these.
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