In recent times, Alexa-enabled devices have been used by a lot of people. If you also use one or more, you need to make sure that you don’t use the devices only for playing music and setting timers. There are a lot more and exciting things you can do. On that note, the best Alexa hacks and hidden features of Amazon Echo are discussed here for you. They are destined to let you enjoy and save time and make your life easier. Have a look.
1. Get motivation and inspiration in the morning and afternoon
If you say “Alexa, good morning” or “Alexa, good afternoon,” you will be motivated and entertained with the response. If you wish ‘good morning,’ it will offer you motivational quotes that will surely keep you motivated throughout your day. And, when you say ‘good afternoon,’ it responds with a useful tip or inspiring statement. The best thing is you don’t need to enable anything for using it. Though it is possible to use ‘good morning before noon and ‘good afternoon’ after 12’o clock in the afternoon only.
2. Check the traffic on your way
Getting traffic updates is comfortable with the use of Alexa as well. For that, you need to provide a dedicated destination on the app. Choose Settings via the menu, then Traffic option that is there right below Alexa Preferences, and enter the address of your current and target location. Once you enter the same, you can give the “Alexa, how’s traffic?” for getting the real-time traffic updates. Even, you get the option to add stops on your journey.
3. Create more than one profile
If you set up different profiles for all your family members, you can let everyone access Alexa ideally. Go to Settings of the Alexa app, choose Alexa Account, then Amazon Household and follow the instructions given on the screen. It will help you set up several household profiles easily. Also, users can give the command “Alexa, learn my voice” to let Alexa differentiate between different voices. You can even switch profiles with the use of voice commands.
4. Select ideal language and voice
There are multiple languages available in Alexa for choosing. Hence, it is not necessary to hear Alexa speak English only. You can even decide to change the voice by launching the Alexa app and selecting the ideal device. Click on Language and choose the desired option from the available list. However, you can’t make changes to various devices at one go.
5. Play the music throughout your home
If you use more than one Echo devices in your home, it is possible to play music on all of them at the same time. Launch the Alexa app, choose Devices, then the plus icon and Add Mult-Room Music Speakers at last. Click on all the devices that you want to add and make a group. Now you can ideally stream from different music services and play your favorite music super loud. It is not possible to play over Bluetooth speakers that are paired though.
So, these are the best five hacks and tips that you can use with Alexa!
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