What is Amazon Echo?

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Amazon echo is a Bluetooth speaker with WIFI where we can control with our voice. To ask Amazon Echo to do what we want, we have to start with word Alexa and follow with the command. Amazon Echo will light up when it recognizes you making a command. To use Echo it have to connected to the internet else she will be useless.

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Alexa is the brain behind Echo, she live is the cloud and always getting smarter. The more we use Echo the more it can learn our speech pattern, vocabulary, and personal preferences.
Amazon is not the only player here there are Microsoft with Cortana, Apple with Siri, Google with Home, and much more to come I think.

Here are some of command we can ask Amazon Echo to do:

“Alexa, find me a Chinese restaurant.”
“Alexa, re-order paper towels.”
“Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?”
“Alexa, set a timer for 20 minutes.”
“Alexa, play music”
“Alexa, what’s my commute?”
“Alexa, play music for dinner party.”
“Alexa, play Sia.”
“Alexa, play Today’s Hits on Pandora.”
“Alexa, turn it up”
“Alexa, play the most popular rock from the 90s.”
“Alexa, play the station KEXP.”
“Alexa, tell Garageio to close my door.”
“Alexa, ask Automatic if I need gas.”
“Alexa, ask GuffPost for headlines.”
“Alexa, ask TV shows what time does The Walking Dead start?”
“Alexa, ask Campbell’s kitchen for a recipe.”
“Alexa, ask Fidelity, how is the NASDAQ doing today?”
“Alexa, turn on the lights.”
“Alexa, turn off the TV.”
“Alexa, dim my bedroom lights.”

Amazon Echo compatible device

Amazon echo works great with following
LIGHTING
“Alexa, turn on the lights”

OUTLETS & SWITCHES
“Alexa, turn off the TV.”

THERMOSTATS
“Alexa, set master bedroom to 67 degrees.”

That are some examples of how we can ask Amazon Echo to help our daily activity.

You may ask what if one of the member family name is Alexa?

We can change wake word from Alexa to Echo or Amazon. At the moment we cannot change to any name we want to call, maybe next update.
To have more idea what is Amazon Echo is please watch this video:

https://youtu.be/KkOCeAtKHIc
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