Clever ways Alexa can work for you

Your Amazon Echo is capable of far more than you might think. From connecting your smart home devices to reading your favourite book and even helping you workout. Discover the amazing ways you can use Alexa in your home.


Connect your home

You're able to connect your whole house through your Amazon Echo. Ask Alexa to change the colour of your Philips Hue lights, switch them on or off without moving or dim them. You don't need to leave your sofa to fiddle with your thermostat – you can adjust your heating by simply asking Alexa. In fact, any smart device you introduce into your home, you can sync with Alexa and control the house just with your voice!


Useful info at your fingertips

You can ask Alexa a massive range of questions or use her to help organise your day.

Alexa, what’s the weather? Before you step out for the day – check the weather. You'll get the highs, lows and chance of rain – so you'll know whether to bring that waterproof or not!

Alexa, what time is it? Have a friend or relative far away? Ask her the time in a specific zone – great for planning catch ups or even meetings.

Alexa, what’s my commute? Pop in your commute and you can find out what the traffic is like and how long it's likely to take you to get to work.

Do you forget meetings? Or miss reminders? Set up Alexa to alert you – you can sync with your Google calendar and never miss an interview or appointment again.

Hate waking up to the same alarm every morning? Why not wake up to gentle light or your favourite song? Alexa can do all this for you – so you can wake up on the right side of the bed!

Alexa's also equipped with more responses than you'd imagine. Next time you find yourself having a quiet night in, don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with Alexa.

Alexa, tell me a joke
Alexa, can you talk like Yoda?
Alexa, do you know Siri?

And there's plenty more – we guarantee that her response will amuse you!


Find time for reading

Love reading but find you don't have enough time to sit down and get into a book? No problem! Alexa can read your book from Audible while you cook, walk or tidy the house.

Need a quick catch up on the news? Get Alexa to read out the headline or in-depth articles. You'll never be out of the loop again.


Kitchen helper

Wouldn't it be great to get a little help in the kitchen? Alexa can read out ingredients as you weigh them and then read you the method – no need to keep checking a book or your phone. You can keep both eyes on the hob and focus on cooking.

Ask Alexa to set timers, and transfer American weight into UK – in fact you can ask her all your cooking queries without having to divert your attention.


Quizzes and games

Alexa can entertain the whole family with a range of quizzes and games. Why not try playing:

Wordmaster. A little challenge for the children – Alexa says a word and you have to say a word that begins with the last letter of the said word. The longer your word the more points you get.

Animal game. This is the 20 questions game – great for children for fun or help with learning.

Star Wars quiz. Test your knowledge for lightyears with this quiz!

Jeopardy. Alexa asks six jeopardy questions each day – so get ready to test your trivia knowledge.

And after all that fun, you might want some relaxation. In that case you can ask Alexa to play white noise – pick from ocean sounds, rain, thunderstorms or fireplace crackling.


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