You received an Echo for Christmas and wonder how to use it? You want to buy one but don’t know if you really need it? Here are some ideas of what you can do with an Amazon Echo:
Schedule and Tasks
Todoist/Any.do – “Alexa, add tomatoes to the Shopping List”
Link Todoist or Any.do to your Amazon app and ask Alexa to add items to your Shopping List.
Calendar – “Alexa, what’s on my schedule today?”
Ask Alexa what’s on your schedule after linking the app to your calendar.
News, Sports and Forecast
Flash Briefing – “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?”
Every morning, ask Alexa what’s on your briefing. She can give you business, finance, technology or news, news from BBC, NPR, AP and much more. The briefing can also give you the weather forecast for your location.
Sports Update – “Alexa, what’s my Sports Update?”
Add your favorite teams in the Amazon app and ask Alexa for their score.
Game & Entertainment
Music – “Alexa, play some rock music”
Alexa can play your Amazon account music, music from Spotify (if you have a premium account) or more.
Twenty Questions – “Alexa, play Twenty Questions”
Think of an animal, vegetable or mineral and answer to Alexa’s questions. Alexa must guess what you are thinking about.
Smart home – “Alexa, turn on the hallway lights”
Connect the Echo app to your smart lights (Philips Hue for example) and ask Alexa to turn them on.
Voice purchasing – “Alexa, order detergent”
You can order pretty much everything on Amazon with Echo, from grocery to electronic equipment. Simply ask Alexa!