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Great product and here are 10 must know Amazon Alexa Features.
Reviewed in India on 15 July 2019
The sound quality is decent but I connect it to my Home Theatre and enjoy high-quality sound. The second generation is much better now and the bugs have really reduced. The delivery was on time and product was well packed. Thanks, Amazon! The voice recognition for me was spot on and can't complain about it.
I won't be going in depth about the product, instead, I shall be talking about 10 actual useful features of the Echo Plus that you can practically use.
1) BASIC COMMANDS:
Play music from Spotify, Gaana, Prime Music and more based on your moods (party, sad, love, )
Get information about Weather Forecast, News and Traffic Updates and Movie Show timings.
Control your Amazon Fire Tv Stick by
Asking Alexa to select a movie or episode, adjust Volume, change Channel or program or even switch HDMI inputs.
2) ALARMS & REMINDERS :
Set multiple alarms and ask Alexa what is your next reminder or Alarm to always stay ahead of time.
Set reminders to use Alexa as a personal assistant or ask her to shift reminders to other days.
You can also sync Alexa with your Google Calendar.
3) INTERCOM & CALL HANDSFREE:
Drop IN -
If you have multiple Amazon Alexa Devices in different rooms you can ask Alexa to drop into a specific room and call that room like an intercom or leave a message there. For example, a mother in the kitchen can ask Alexa to drop into the kids room and announce that dinner is ready.
This can also be used as a baby monitor.
Handsfree - If set setup in the Alexa app you can receive mobile phone calls on Alexa and use her like a handsfree and also ask her to read & compose messages.
4) PURCHASE & BOOKING
Ask Alexa to add products to your Amazon cart and purchase the same. (you can set password ls to safeguard purchases)
Ask Alexa to book a Taxi via Ola or Uber.
Ask Alexa for recommendations on products you are confused about.
5) NOTIFICATIONS, TO DO LIST, EMAILS & BALANCE CHECK.
Ask Alexa to check Notifications on your phone as see if you missed any.
Ask here to add Tasks to your To Do or shopping lists which will be synced on your mobile.
Ask Alexa to Check your bank balance once linked.
Link your Email and Alexa can read them out to you and also help you compose or archive them.
6) FOOD RECIPES & NEARBY RESTAURANTS:
Ask Alexa for any food recipes while you cook along.
Ask Alexa for nearby restaurants, their reviews, and contact number.
MATH, MEANING & DEFINITIONS:
Alexa can help you with calculations like basic additions and even complex factorials.
She can also provide meanings of almost everything and precise definitions for the same.
7) WHISPER MODE:
Got elders or little children at home, no problem if you whisper to Alexa she will talk back in whispers. (This mode as to be enabled)
8) SMART HOME FLTTT:
Use Alexa to control your lighting and with Automation platforms the possibilities are endless. Ask Alexa to change temperature, draw blinds and a lot more.
9) STORIES, NURSERY RHYMES & CHILD CONTROL:
Brighten your Kids day by asking Alexa to play Rhymes or Tell stories at Night.
You can even control what your child can ask Alexa by customization of the child control option.
10) EQUALIZER CONTROL, STEREO PAIRING & ECHO SUBWOOFER.
You can tell her to alter the bass, mid-range, and treble on a -6 dB to 6 dB scale. Any adjustments you make will apply to your music, audiobooks or podcasts. If you're not happy with the changes, then just ask Alexa to reset the equalizer. You can also adjust/reset settings by going into the Alexa app.
Stereo pairing is now an option in the second generation which lets you connect two Amazon echo plus devices together. This one Left Channel speaker and one Right Channel speaker. Thus giving you the good old 2.0 sound system.
Echo Sub lets you connect to your Amazon echo plus making it the loveable 2.1 system which can create dance club level music at your home. Damn the Bass Units makes a huge difference..!