How Alexa can Simplify Your Life

I’m sure we have all seen the commercials with ‘Alexa’ playing music, ordering pizza or telling you what the weather is like outside on command. If you do not know what Alexa is by now, please allow me to educate you.

What is Alexa?

Alexa is the amazing virtual assistant app that comes with your Amazon devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Tap, Fire TV, etc. The app is in many ways like Siri for the Apple products. All it needs is a wake-up command that is obviously its name, Alexa, then you can begin asking and commanding away.

Here are a few ways in which this smart, innovative app can make your life better;

Play Music

All you need to do is say the title of the track and Alexa finds it and plays it for you. If you even need a specific genre or mood, Alexa can make a selection for you. No need to start flipping through playlists.

Read to You

Alexa can read the daily news and keep you up to date to with current affairs so you can catch up with the world. If you also need your audiobooks read while you relax, Alexa does that too.

Play Games for You

Next time you need to play rock, paper, scissors or to flip a coin in that funny way we like to make decisions, just ask Alexa to do it. It works, I promise.

Manage Your Calendar and Set Reminders

Alexa is like your own personal planner. No need to type, just tell Alexa what date you would like to be reminded of and it will be added to your to-do list.

Do Math

Ask Alexa any math question you like and you will be given an accurate answer. You do not need to find a calculator.

Order Food

Simply tell Alexa what you would like to eat and where you want it from and the next time you will have to stand or lift a finger is when the delivery guy is at your doorstep. You just have to make sure that Amazon is partnered with the company.

Control House Functions

Tell Alexa to turn off the lights or adjust your thermostat and it will be done. You will never need to get up from the couch again.

Find Your Phone

Just say “Alexa, open ‘Where’s my phone’,” and the app will give your phone a ring so you can find it wherever it is at home.

Plan Your Workout

Alexa can help you get a quick workout in anytime, anywhere. All you have to do is tell the app to plan a workout for you and you will be talked through it.