Use the Amazon Alexa App to set up your Alexa -enabled devices, listen to music, create shopping lists, get news updates, and much more. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your voice, vocabulary, and personal preferences.
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Now, when re-opening the app I’m unable to navigate to another list or add additional items to my lists without having to completely close the app and re-open it again and wait for it to gather all my data. I continue to use it because it’s a great help to add items to my lists via several echo dots I have in the home, but manually updating the lists when Alexa can’t hear me (over a hungry crying baby for instance) is my main issue with this app.
Would be thrilled if developers could fix this feature as I have enough to handle at this moment without constantly fussing with the devices that are supposed to simplify life, not complicate it. She will say things like I can’t play that or I don’t have that in the sleep sounds settings “.
When we k ow she does because we have been reading up about her many talents and the fact that she ends up playing our favorite sleep sound... Rain on a tin roof ...loop. I know she isn’t a living person but I hope she will find out I sent a favorable review.
Many improvements have occurred over the past year, such as being able to have a single reminder go off several times in one day. What I would really like is better control of volume between timers, alarms, reminders, and playing music or audiobooks.
It then takes a reminder, timer or alarm away from the Echo and then sets those off right next to the bedroom. It is a Chinese fire drill dealing with the volume control on the two devices, and setting the volume on the Eco bee controls the mic sensitivity too, so it is making me schizophrenic trying to keep up with them.
Open floor plan here, so finite control of mic and volumes is a must in the app please. Our tech team is aware of this issue and released a fix recently.
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Languages English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish That can be more than a little tedious if you have multiple commands you regularly give, which is why Amazon created Routines for Alexa.
Through the Routines system, you can set up multiple commands under a single spoken phrase. These are my favorite routines, which I have set up to better automate my home through my Amazon Echo.
Amazon gives everyone a “Start My Day” Routine. By default, it reads you the weather followed by traffic in your area and wraps up with your Flash Briefing.
Instead, I have this Routine edited to turn on my bedroom lights. Once the lights are at 50% brightness Alexa starts telling me the weather for the day.
Add preferred radio station from Tune In. It used to be that you'd have to manually create a routine from scratch to shut down your smart home when you left the house, but with the introduction of Alexa Guard, this has pretty much been taken care of for you.
Alexa Guard allows you to tie your smart home appliances to a sort of home security routine, so that when you set it up and then say something like Alexa, I'm leaving,” your Echo devices can automate your smart lights, arm your security system, and listen for sounds of distress from your home like a window breaking or a smoke or CO alarm going off and alert you promptly. Scroll down the list of settings and tap on Guard.
Tap on Smoke & CO Alarm Sounds to be notified if Alexa hears your carbon monoxide or smoke alarms sound off when set to Away mode. I live in the south where it's hot for practically 10 months out of the year.
Despite being air conditioner aficionados, we do like to keep our utility expenses down and do our part to not waste energy. Creating a routine to run the air conditioner when only when we really need it is a great way to do just that.
I've set up this simple automated routine to activate our Eco bee thermostats as soon as Alexa detects that I've left the office. On the “When this Device” screen you should set or select your Work Address.
If this wasn't enough to wake them up, Alexa starts playing Seville from Amazon Music. Press the + symbol on the Routines page in the Alexa app.
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Alexa buy more things No matter which Amazon Echo devices you own, there are plenty of helpful accessories to enhance your Alexa experience. Here are some of our favorites to compliment your Echo, whichever generation you have.
Ricardo Garrison, country manager for Alexa in Brazil, added the U.S. giant may consider selling these gadgets in other Brazilian retail chains going forward and also does not rule out potential partnerships with local telecommunications carriers. Garrison added that a major concern for Amazon at the moment is how Brazilian consumers will prefer to use its virtual assistant, since Alexa can also be used in gadgets produced by other manufacturers.
From the Settings tab, tap Services & Voice > Add a Service > Amazon Alexa > Add Amazon Alexa. Discover devices in the Alexa app After enabling the Sonos skill, the Alexa app will prompt you to Discover Devices.
Alexa needs to go through this discovery process so it knows what names you’ve given to your Sonos products. 2) Discover devices in the Alexa app After enabling the Sonos skill, the Alexa app will prompt you to Discover Devices.