Amazon Echo Things To Try – Echo devices also have access to “skills” built with the Alexa Skills Kit. These are third-party-developed voice applications that add to the capabilities of any Alexa-enabled device (such as the Echo). Examples of skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm, order a pizza, get an Uber ridesharing car, and more. Skills are continuously being added to increase the capabilities available to the user.
Amazon Echo Things To Try
1. Plugin your Echo
Plug the included power adapter into Echo and then into a power outlet. A blue light ring will begin to spin around the top. In about a minute, the light ring will change to orange and Echo will greet you.
2. Download the Echo App
Download the free app to your phone or tablet. Start the download process in your mobile browser at www.amazon.com/echosetup Opening the app will immediately
start the setup process. During setup, you will connect the Echo to the Internet, so you will need your Wi-Fi password.
Getting to know Echo
Microphone off button
Press this button to turn off the microphones. The light ring will turn red. Press it again to turn the microphones back on.
The color of the light ring indicates what Echo is doing. When the light ring is blue, Echo is ready for your requests.
Turn the dial clockwise to increase the volume. The light ring fills in as the volume increases.
You can use this button to turn off the alarm and timer. You can also use this button to wake up the Echo.
Getting started with Echo
Where to put your Echo
Echo works best when placed in a central location, at least eight inches from any walls. You can put Echo in a variety of places—on a kitchen counter, the end table in your living room, or a bedroom nightstand.
Talking to Echo
Amazon Echo skills, Amazon echo commands, “Alexa” is the word you say to get Echo’s attention. Say this “wake word” and then tell the Echo what you want to do. You can change your wake word to “Amazon” from the Echo App.
The app helps you get more out of your Echo and is available for Fire OS, Android, iOS, and web. You can use the app to manage your lists, music, settings, and see an
overview of all your requests.
Things to Try
The Things to Try card included in this guide provides examples of things you can ask the Echo. Keep this card to help you get started.
Things to Try
News, Weather, & Traffic
Customize these features in the Echo App.
Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?
Alexa, play NPR.
Alexa, what’s the weather?
Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?
Alexa, how is my commute looking?
Alarms & Timers
Alexa, set the alarm for 7 a.m.
Alexa, set the timer for 45 minutes.
Link your calendar on the Echo App.
Alexa, what’s on my calendar tomorrow?
Alexa, when is my next meeting?
Lists: To-do & Shopping
Alexa, add milk to my shopping list.
Alexa, I need to make a birthday cake.
Alexa, what’s on my to-do list?
Order items from Amazon.com
Alexa, re-order laundry detergent.
Alexa, buy more toothpaste
Questions & Answers
Alexa, tell me a joke.
Alexa, how tall is the Empire State Building?
Alexa, how many ounces are in a cup?
Alexa, what’s the definition of serendipity?
Alexa, when is Mother’s Day?
Alexa, Wikipedia: Abraham Lincoln.
Alexa, what is the time in Moscow?
Play music from the Prime catalog for free.
Alexa, play some Prime Music.
Alexa, play some relaxing music.
Alexa, play my Jimi Hendrix station.
Alexa, add this to my library.
Alexa, did DC United win?
Alexa, what is the score of Cubs game?
Alexa, when do the Seattle Seahawks play next?
Alexa, play my Coldplay station from Pandora.
Alexa, like this song.
Alexa, play Ho Hey by The Lumineers.
Alexa, play a Miranda Lambert station.
Alexa, play music by Bruno Mars.
Discover & Buy Music
Alexa, what song is this?
Alexa, what was Bob Dylan’s first album?
Alexa, buy this song.
Shows, Podcasts, & Radio
Alexa, play the program Radiolab.
Alexa, play ESPN Radio.
Alexa, play Z100 on iHeartRadio.
Alexa, play the book The Hunger Games.
Alexa, read my audiobook.
Use Hue and WeMo devices with Echo. To get started, go to Settings in the Echo App.
Alexa, turn on the coffee maker.
Alexa, dim Hue lights to 30%.
Use These Anytime
Alexa, pair my Bluetooth.
Alexa, volume five. (1–10)
For more examples, go to Help in the Echo App.
You can read: How to connect your ECO Plugs device to Amazon Alexa?
Not only Amazon Echo Things To Try, but you can also set Smart Home Devices with Alexa. When you connect devices and services to Alexa, anyone speaking to Alexa can operate those products. Some smart home devices can also be controlled by anyone using the Alexa app on your mobile device.
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