Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo smart speaker

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While it’s not sophisticated enough to be sentient, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is an amazing feat of engineering. It can respond to hundreds of commands, often in almost conversational ways. If you’re new to Alexa or just want a primer on what the digital assistant is capable of, here’s a roundup of the most common and useful commands.

The commands in this list are just a guideline; like any good assistant, Alexa often can respond to variations of these commands, shortened versions, and alternate phrases. 

How to wake Alexa on your devices

Although Amazon originally promised that Alexa’s name would be fully customizable, the reality is that you can configure it to wake to one of four words: Alexa (naturally, the default), Amazon, Echo, or computer. You can specify the wake word in the Alexa app and customize it for each of your devices. Here’s how:

1. Start the Alexa app on your phone.

2. Tap “Devices” at the bottom of the screen and then tap “Echo & Alexa” at the top of the screen.

3. Tap the device for which you want to change the wake word. 

4. Tap “Wake Word” and then choose which of the four words you want Alexa to respond …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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