Alexa enabled speakers like Amazon Echo or others, were the favorite purchase the festive season that went by! These AI enabled speakers have easily made their way in peoples heart because of the many features that they have to offer. Let’s look at a few cool features of Alexa-powered smart speakers, which will notch up your experience when using them!
Cool Features In Your Alexa-Powered Speakers
1. Free Phone Calls and Messages
September,2017 onward Alexa can make free calls to phone numbers in United states, Mexico and Canada. Also, by using Alexa DropIn feature, you can make voice and video calls, however, these are limited to Alexa app or Alexa-enabled devices. You can also send free text messages to owner of other devices using Alexa app, but not on cell phones.
2. Deliver Notifications
Recently a new feature has been added to Alexa, that is, it can now send notifications proactively. Yes, it can now deliver notifications by flashing its LED lights along with a sound notification. Don’t worry sound notification will not ring all day. In case, you miss out on the notification audio, then you will get to know about it with the flashing LED lights. You just need to ask Alexa about the missed notification once you see the lights.
3. Now Connect with Smart Home Devices
Now, you can connect Alexa with your smart appliances at home. Smart appliances like robo-vacuum cleaner or security system or even your smart bulb can be connected with Alexa to control them by simple voice commands. This feature can also be used on smart TV or on Amazon Fire TV to watch the videos.
Additionally, you can create groups of smart devices, which can be controlled using Alexa. This will give freedom of managing multiple devices at different room in single voice command.
This is not the end yet, Alexa can also stream live video from your security cameras to your smart TV using Echo Show or Fire TV stick.
4. Questions & Answers
Now Alexa can search for the answers over the Internet for the questions asked by you. Also, you can find web URLs of answers for your asked questions over the Alexa app. Therefore, if you wish to look for the list of web searches by Alexa, you can easily access them in future over app.
5. Voice Commands As Per Your Choice
You can now easily setup your customized voice commands by which you can manage different tasks such as scheduling events, getting news or traffic updates and many other tasks.
For example, if you are going to office and if you say, ‘Alexa I am going to office’, then all lights will get turned off by Alexa as per the rules set on this command. Similarly, you can set any voice command to perform different tasks.
Hope you liked these additional features of latest Alexa Powered Smart Speakers. So, if you own a smart home, then this will be really a best assistant for your home as it can smartly manage different tasks as per your choice.