Echo devices keep a lot of hidden features that will let you get much more out of it. Here you will find the 5 most creative things you can ask Alexa.
Amazon Echo devices They are full of little details and secrets that make your life easier, such as the ability to play music, make a shopping list or even make phone calls.
However, as you can imagine, there many more creative uses for the Amazon Echo that you may not know and the truth is that they are frankly useful.
I leave you here The 5 most curious things you can ask Alexa so you can take your device experience to the next level. From the possibility of acting as a security guard when you are not there, to buying things by voice.
Keep your home safe with Alexa
Do you have some kind of fear when you leave the house and think that someone may come to rob you? When you’re heading out, just say “Alexa, I’m leaving” and the Amazon device will automatically start listening for anything suspicious and send you an alert if it notices anything unusual so you can notify the authorities.
When you come home, just say “Alexa, I’m home” and it will stop the search pattern.
shop with your voice
Here you will have to do something to activate the function. Enter the application and follow the route Menu > Settings > Account settings > Voice purchases and activate the feature.
With this you can say things like “Alexa, I want to buy a toothbrush”. You will be automatically added to the list and the wizard will ask if you want to confirm the purchase.
Find your mobile
If your phone is missing at home, you can ask Alexa to call you so you can find it.
If you have it on silent it won’t help you much, but you can lower the skill of find your phone for the application and thus beep so that you can find it even if it is in vibration or without sound.
Play something all over the house
It sure has happened to you. You are listening to a song, but when you leave the room you lose the thread and you no longer listen to your favorite music.
This has an easy solution if you have several Echo devices scattered around the house. You can say “Alexa, play music throughout the house.” Automatically, the song will be output to all devices at the same time.
If you find it a bit annoying, go into the app and in the section where the music controls are, tap on the bottom right side of the screen and choose the device you want to switch to.
If you have charity day or are a caring soul, just say “Alexa, I’d like to make a donation” and the assistant will ask you which charity you’d like to donate to and how much money you’d like to send.
Of course, you’ll need to have Amazon Pay set up for you to send your donation.
This article was published in Business Insider Spain by Carlos Ferrer-Bonsoms Cruz.