Amazon Echo is one cool device loaded with tons of useful features, but not all of them are obvious. These are quite different than the basic functions in Echo and require some level of fiddling with the device to know how these work.
Let’s discuss each of them in detail.
1. Use Alexa From Your Browser
As we all know that Google Assistant and Siri can be used from basically anyplace you are, Alexa is as yet stuck in your living room. If you need to experiment with Alexa without purchasing an Echo, or if you need to converse with Alexa when you’re far from home, there’s one handy third party tool Echosim.io that can help. Head on to this site with a microphone, log in to your account. Now all you need to do is simply tap the blue button and start talking to Alexa. Simple isn’t it?
2. Exchange Information With Your Fire Tablet
If you’ve recently purchased a Fire Tablet (running Fire OS 4.5.1 or higher), you can have Alexa send data to your tablet. This allows you to see the aftereffects of your voice orders with a feature called Voice Cast. It’s similar to having an Echo Show. For instance, if you ask Alexa what’s on your timetable, your tablet will show your next couple of occasions. If you ask how much time is left on your timer, your tablet will display each one of your timers and how much time is left on each.
3. Add Songs From Spotify
Yes, you heard that right! This can easily happen once you link your Spotify account with Alexa. You can then ask Alexa to play any of your music or playlists (as long as you have a Premium membership). Once your accounts are linked, you can control your Echo from any Spotify application. This can be quite helpful during gatherings when you don’t prefer to give voice commands and interfere with the music each time you need to change the playlist.
4. Get Yourself Some Sleep With Sounds You Like
Having trouble sleeping? Well Alexa can help you out! Just say “Alexa, help me Sleep” and your Echo will begin looking for some quieting surrounding music to begin playing. In fact, it’s scanning for some third party skills that play surrounding clamor, which you can also look for yourself in the Echo’s Skill store.
5. Can’t Make a Decision? Ask Alexa
When you and your friends or family can’t settle on a choice, Alexa can help you make your decisions quickly. There’s the tried and genuine coin flip for basic yes-no choices. For more perplexing choices, you can even roll a dice to get a number. Like, say you need to choose six eateries to go to or six movies to watch, say “Alexa, roll a Die” and she’ll give you any random number from one to six.
So, here were the 5 hidden Amazon Echo features to make your life easy. Do let us know which one you liked the most!