Steps to take when setting up Amazon Alexa Echo devices

Steps to take when setting up Amazon Alexa Echo devices

Some echo system like Amazon echo need detailed step to step guide on how they can be setup. The set up might be sometimes confusing if an expert or a guideline is not involved. Thanks to Alex app, it has made things easy for setting up Amazon echo system. Here are guidelines to setup up an Amazon echo system with less troubleshooting Pick a palatable place in your home where you feel it can be used well and make sure it’s closer to the power source and within the reach of a WiFi connection. Once this is done plug in your device select the device to which you want to connect Alexa (be it Android or the mobile devices) Your device must be a compatible operating system version of Android 4.4 or iOS 8.0 Switch on your devices, connect all the cables to the device and execute the first setup guide Get the compatible Alexa app visiting the app store Select the...
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Amazon Dot vs.Echo: Which smart speaker is best for you?

Amazon Dot vs.Echo: Which smart speaker is best for you?

Well both the devices come with built-in omnidirectional microphones which are specifically designed so that they pick up your voice when you are away in a room. But there are few differences between both. Not only omnidirectional but they both come with a voice-controlled assistant too. You can ask Alexa to do a number of things for you from doing math problems to checking the weather or turning on lights etc. If you wish to customize or want to create your own skills, that's pretty much easy and possible. All you need to do is say your wake up word which is “Alexa “ by default but you can change it to whatever you want to.  whereas the Echo has 7 microphone array and Dot Has only 4. There are a lot of smart technologies available in the market that go well with Echo and Dot. Either it is Philip hue light system or nest thermostats. You can control everything via one...
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How to create custom Alexa commands for Amazon Echo using IFTTT

How to create custom Alexa commands for Amazon Echo using IFTTT

Amazon echo is a voice-activated cloud-connected smart speaker with an artificial intelligence named Alexa, packed inside along with streaming music and reading headlines and giving you the weather forecast. Alexa has a growing role in the smart home to controlling smart gadgets like Philips Hughes color-changing bulbs and Belkin Wemo switches but Amazon echo also has a channel on IFFT a free online automation service that helps you sync it up with web services and other smart home gadgets. you can control these other gadgets by creating your own custom commands which is a great feature.  Here’s how you can do it: Setting up your Amazon echo: First you'll need to set your Amazon echo up, to do this just plug it in and download the Alexa app to your Android or iOS device depending the phone you are using, the app is easily availableNow you need walk through the pairing process which would hardly take just a couple of minutes. If you haven't already...
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