Service alexathe voice assistant of Amazon for Echo smart speakers, it was launched in 2014 as a way to support users in carrying out their daily tasks by being part of a line smart home that automates some tasks in homes.
In markets like Mexicoa country where the voice assistant is 4 years old, can be tested commands as “Alexa, mariachi mode”, “Alexa, telenovela mode” or “Alexa, soccer player mode” to experience new utilities.
However, turning on the lights in the home, setting reminders and manage routines they are not the only skills he has alexa. Some of them are:
contact with smartphones
The voice assistant can be used as a means of communication. Added to the video call and Drop In functions, with which you can talk with other Echo users, is the option to make phone calls for free through the smart speaker.
According to Amazon, to activate this function, users only have to say “Alexa, call the phone of…” and wait a few seconds for the contact to be made. This feature is only available in countries like Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
In the particular case of Echo Show devices, alexa has the ability to produce subtitles in real time during the calls that are carried out, whether voice or of videoin the event that a person is in a place with a lot of noise in the environment or has hearing problems.
Routines and activity reminder
Alexa can also keep track of the products that are needed in the home, so that once people decide, a community can be generated. shopping list that can even be printed to physically manage your contents. Not only that, but the logging function can also be used to remind tasks and issue an alarm at a certain time so that it is done at the time the user deems it.
On the other hand, as a way of establishing Healthy habits among users, Echo devices also have a built-in feature that allows you to set exercise routinesso that people can stay in good physical condition.
This feature is also available on the Echo Show and the Fire TV Stick device. To open the training programs it will only be necessary for the users to say “Alexa. open 54D”. This particular feature is available in Mexico, the United States, some countries in Latin America and Spain.
the company of technology it also launched a new Echo Dot device on the market, this time fifth generation, as well as a version of the product with a virtual clock. These products have the particularity of including a system improved from text capture and other hand gesture controls that can be used to take full advantage of the capabilities of the devices.
Amazon assistant platforms are not just limited to smart speakersbut they also have screens with the system of alexa integrated so that people can have a greater variety of commandsalarms, availability of additional activities that can be, in addition to being useful, fun for users.
Some of them that the company specifically enabled in Mexico to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the virtual assistant in the country are: “Alexa, Happy Birthday”, “sing the morning”, “sing the birthday dance”, “open your congratulations”, “let’s toast together”, “clown mode”, “tell me your birthday poem” and “Alexa, let’s imagine the story of your creation together”.