Buying some sorts of expensive device to make our home smarter is actually not really that necessary because right now we already see so many options. If you need your light to turn off automatically, then just buy of motion sensor which is basically cheap. It costs not more than 100 dollars the last time I checked it. The other choices such as voice control and other things are also available in great price. With few hundred dollars, we could make our home smarter with its amazing feature.
One of the devices that popular right now is Amazon Echo. It’s packed with tons of features with such a great price. The command feature is what people are looking for. That is not the only feature we can find here and we are even able to communicate with Alexa from other devices. You would be surprised on how many good things are available.
Finding its entire feature is tough and basically people only need the most useful one. If you are looking for a great one to try, then we have some good of them to test. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s jump into the article.
Try Alexa From Your Browser
While we can depend us by using Google Assistant and Siri since they are available anywhere and anytime, Alexa is basically stuck at our living room. There is no way to bring it anywhere because it’s not the function for it. If you still worry the device is right for you or not, then why you are not just trying it? A developer tool is included to access anywhere from your browser through echoism.Io. Head to the site from your computer and activate of the microphone for testing. Just hold the blue button and talk to Alexa.
The tool is originally designed by the company to make the developers easier to create their third party app. But, any users could try it as long as they want. Sadly, not all of commands are working, but the majority of features are there. For example, we could ask it to play some music, but some options such as adding an item into the account is impossible. It might be not as robust as the original Echo, but it still worth for your time.
Add Songs Into Spotify Playlist
When you have link the spotfiy account, you would be given chance to play any music from the playlist by using of Alexa. The control from Spotify application itself is even available. Start playing the song from accessing the application through desktop or mobile application and play it anytime. If you are running out of playlist, then just ask it some of songs to add into the list.
Ask the name of songs and artist and the problem is solved. Here, what we only need is a premium subscription and cannot be done from the free one. I find it easily on adding any song, but could be troublesome when you do it while listening to the song. Just never do it on the party because the music gets interrupted during that action.
Lull Yourself To Sleep
If you are having some kind of problems on sleeping, then this device is really that made for you. Just say the voice command of “Alexa, help me sleep” and it will start searching of calming and warm noise for the playlist. Some great choices such as rain sounds and bird voices are so helpful on getting rid of my stress. It feels calm and warm at the same time.
I prefer to the rain sounds for getting good sleep because the sounds are so calming. Alexa is giving the option during the search and just say yes if you okay with the search. Say no if not, then the search is continuing until you find the right one. Just relax and enjoy the day.
Roll Dice Or Flip A Coin
I have to say that this feature is actually not that important, but can be a live saver if you cannot decide our choice. Flipping the coin and the decision would be made. The option here is not limited and the most complicated such as rolling special dice is there always works great. It sounds useless, but it’s still a nice additional feature to try.
Now you see that Amazon Echo is not just of common device. The voice control is proven to be useful on making our life easier. The product price is not that expensive, so it’s not a big problem for many people. Well, it backs on you on deciding it. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.