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Amazon Alexa

Alexa is the name of a smart voice-based Amazon assistant created by Amazon for its Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show line of products. The capabilities of Alexa mimic intelligent assistants like Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri, Samsung Bixby, and Google Assistant.

The amazon assistant, Alexa replies to voice control by sending back information on products (on Amazon), news, sports, weather, music, and much more. The engine behind Amazon Alexa runs on Amazon web service in the cloud, hence enabling Alexa to pick up your preferences and enhance its functionality with time.

Overview

Talk to me, Alexa

Alexa is the name of a smart voice-based Amazon assistant created by Amazon for its Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show line of products. The capabilities of Alexa mimic intelligent assistants like Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri, Samsung Bixby, and Google Assistant.

The amazon assistant, Alexa replies to voice control by sending back information on products (on Amazon), news, sports, weather, music, and much more. The engine behind Amazon Alexa runs on Amazon web service in the cloud, hence enabling Alexa to pick up your preferences and enhance its functionality with time.

Many people use the names Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo interchangeably but there is a difference between the two. The short answer to this is: Alexa is just the AI service and not the product. On the other hand, Amazon Echo is a physical device that is used to interact with Alexa. Amazon’s Alexa is used in Amazon echo products. Such Echo devices include the original Amazon Echo, the Amazon Tap, the smaller Echo Dot, the echo look, and the latest edition, the Echo Show. In other words, Alexa is just like the internet and the Echo is like a laptop.

Along with the Echo products, Amazon Alexa is supported by Fire TV and Fire HD tablet products. Some third-party products have also started to support Ford SYNC automobile infotainment systems, Nucleus intercom, and message systems.

Features

  • It uses the Alexa smart assistant to simplify your morning and evening routines.
  • You can use it to connect to your broader smart home system including security cameras and lighting or use it as a standalone smart product.
  • You can ask Alexa to access media from popular platforms like Spotify, Amazon Music and Amazon Prime, as well as ABC news and Netflix.
  • You can ask Alexa for the news, to show you your upcoming appointments, or even to dim your lights if you have a compatible smart home system.
  • It comes with inbuilt privacy control, including a mic and camera off button.
  • Allow one or more users to control your garage door.
  • Receive a notification when the door is opened/closed.