Amazon Alexa is the ultimate assistant app for all of your smart devices. Control any supported device with nothing but your voice to play music, manage locks and thermostats, or make a call remotely. This app offers you a lot of customization options, and the more you use it, the more it adapts to your voice and habits.
Amazon Alexa is designed to let you control different devices, including smart speakers like Echo Dot, smart locks and lights, and many other gadgets. With this app, all of them can be voice-operated, so it’s possible to listen to your favorite music or manage playlists, edit to-do lists and schedule meetings, set room temperature or lock doors remotely – and you don’t even have to touch your phone. The app gets even more and more reliable over time as it adapts to your voice.
Moreover, Amazon Alexa learns your vocabulary and remembers personal preferences to provide more relevant recommendations and filter search results more effectively, allowing you to use it as a personal assistant. The app saves your progress through playlists and books, so you can always pick them up any time – exactly where you left off. You can also ask Alexa to remind you of recently accessed books and tracks, so you can play a good song once again.
Amazon Alexa allows you to connect to popular music services like Amazon Music, Pandora or Spotify almost instantly, so your favorite music is always just a couple of taps away.
However, there’s much more to Amazon Alexa than just music: you can use the app and suitable smart speakers to automate many chores around your house. You can make Alexa feed your pets, set timers or alarms, and so on. These options may be a bit more difficult to access and learn, but the learning curve is still pretty mild, and you get introduced to new functions slowly. That means the app can be used by both kids and adults especially since there are parental control options, too.
But you don’t have to become limited by your house: this app allows you to call or message any device that’s supported by Amazon Alexa, and you can always take a speaker with you. There is a feature that allows you to connect to any Echo Dot device instantly or gather entire groups of speakers to create an intricate sound system.
Do we recommend this app?
One of the most popular virtual assistants, Amazon Alexa allows you to control your life effectively by using your voice or tapping a few buttons. However, it’s much more useful if you combine the app with the Echo Dot speaker or similar device.
- Supports many devices, including the Echo Dot speakers
- Provides personalized recommendations based on your search history
- Gradually adapts to your voice and preferences
- Can be used to manage many different aspects of your life
- Free calls to other devices supported by Amazon Alexa
- Takes some time to learn and unlock all of the features
- Fails to recognize your commands sometimes or misinterprets them
- Options are pretty difficult to navigate