Complete Guide to Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant Complete Guide to Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant

Complete Guide to Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant

This blog offers a complete guide on Amazon Alexa, including how to change the settings, voice, and things you can do. Connect it with EVVR Center Lite for better utility!

Interactive speech assistant Alexa from Amazon can start your favorite playlist to check the weather. Most Amazon goods, such as the recently released Echo Pop and the well-known Echo Dot, as well as several smart thermostats, soundbars, lamps, and other items, come with Alexa built in. In addition to listening to your simple orders, Alexa can also communicate with the other smart home devices in your network, which makes it simple to simplify your life. Thus, do you want to know more about Amazon Alexa? If so, you're on the right page.

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Who/What is Amazon Alexa?

The moniker of the voice that emanates from Alexa-enabled speakers is all most consumers need to know about Alexa. For Amazon, Alexa is what Siri is for Apple. You can ask Alexa questions and receive replies. For example, "What is the weather like in Chicago today?"

But in all honesty, what is Alexa? Asking a query Alexa is a form of communication with a cloud-based service. Although Amazon created the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to resemble actual conversations, you use simple voice commands to instruct this service to carry out particular activities. The "wake word," "Alexa," tells the service to begin listening to your voice. To elicit a response from most devices, you only need to pronounce the wake word.

As per the Developer site of Amazon, the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) is cloud-based. Amazon provides a natural language understanding and sophisticated voice recognition technology called AVS. For this reason, Alexa is beginning to appear in headphones and other gadgets. Amazon's Developer site says, "Alexa is always getting smarter with new capabilities through machine learning."

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How Can You Change Amazon Alexa’s Voice?

Over the past few years, millions of people have enjoyed Alexa's lovely, feminine voice in their homes. Still, Amazon unveiled a manly version last year, giving consumers a real alternative. Amazon adopted this later. For many years, Apple and Google have provided their virtual assistants with various male and female voices. Nevertheless, it's now simple to change your virtual assistant's charming voice, late or not.

Amazon offers celebrity voices for Alexa in addition to the two primary voices. Shaquille O'Neal, Melissa McCarthy, and Samuel L. Jackson are your current options. Santa Claus was added to Amazon last year as a more constrained "celebrity voice" for the Christmas season. (He only responds to inquiries about certain holidays.)

Here's how you can change Alexa's voice on an Echo device without further ado:

Through Amazon Echo/Echo Show

  • Give the order, "Alexa, change your voice."
  • Depending on the voice you previously chose, the gadget will react in the new voice (either the male or feminine voice): All right, you're ready. The voice you hear when you speak to this device will be mine.
  • Alexa will say, "Sorry, [name of your device] doesn't support that" if it doesn't function.

Through the Alexa App

  • On the upper left corner, tap the Echo & Alexa button.
  • To switch Alexa's voice on a device, tap on it.
  • Tap the Settings cog wheel button.
  • Tap the Alexa's Voice option after swiping down to find it.
  • Select the feminine voice, Original, or the masculine voice, New.

Purchasing & Enabling A Celebrity’s Voice

  • Say, "Alexa, introduce me to [celebrity name]."
  • After selecting a celebrity voice, Alexa will change to that voice and walk you through all the features. You'll be prompted to authorize the charge to your Amazon account before you can buy the voice.
  • Once activated, the Echo device can be woken up by saying, "Hey [celeb name]".
  • The voice will only work with the Echo that you bought it for. Follow the instructions below to enable it on more Echo speakers.
  • If you use the Alexa wake phrase, the regular Alexa voice will still be available and occasionally answer if the celebrity voice cannot. The celebrity voice could be useful for shopping, lists, reminders, or talents.

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You can use the celebrity voice on any additional Echo speakers you own after you've paid for it.

  • Get the Alexa app open
  • and select the On The Device tab.
  • On the upper left corner, tap the Echo & Alexa button.
  • To activate the celebrity voice on the gadget, tap on it.
  • Tap the Settings cog wheel button.
  • Tap the Wake Word option after swiping down to find it.
  • Select any of the celebrity voices that you have activated.

Alexa has a few options for free wake words if you'd like something different but don't want to pay for a celebrity voice (they use the normal Alexa voices).

Examples of Using Amazon Alexa Around Your Smart Home

Thanks to Alexa Echo devices, anyone in any living arrangement may easily take advantage of the new smart home amenities. Alexa is a fantastic tool that embodies modern technology. It is a comfort-enhancing gadget. Using Alexa to control all of your household appliances is the greatest option. It eases and improves human comfort and convenience. It will function as your helper. Anything is possible to ask Alexa, including the weather, the newest music, news, games, and much more.

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Make Phone Calls Seamlessly

You don't need to wash your hands and grab your phone if you want to call a friend or member of your family while working in the kitchen. All you have to do is tell Alexa to contact your mother. And all you have to do is say, "Alexa, end the call," or "Alexa, hang up," to end a conversation with your mother. Thus, while you are occupied with another task and unable to touch your phone, calling someone will be convenient and easy with Alexa.

Get Cooking Ideas

When it comes to cooking, you can ask Alexa anything. Your grocery list is kept up to date by Alexa. Units such as cups can be converted to millimeters by Alexa. You may use Alexa to set numerous timers while cooking different things. Say, "Alexa, set a five-minute timer." The speaker will begin to chime after five minutes until you instruct it to stop. Alexa allows you to have music playing as you prepare. Smart ovens, refrigerators, and cookers are all under its supervision. To make nutritious cuisine, you can ask Alexa how many calories there are. You can use Alexa to seek more cooking ideas.

Control Your EVVR In-Wall Relay Switch

Say you have connected your EVVR In-Wall Relay Switch to an appliance. Instead of programming it or using another application from your smartphone to control it, you can give a command to your Amazon Alexa to turn it on or off. It is clean and hassle-free to take advantage of the Amazon Alexa and EVVR In-Wall Relay Switch to streamline your usage of other appliances around the house.

Ask For News & GK

You don't have to switch on the TV to get news. You only need to give Alexa a command to receive news. Additionally, you can ask Alexa any question about general knowledge. Therefore, there's no need for a Google search.

Set Reminders & Schedules

Alexa has several reminder settings that allow you to have it both remind you of your assignment and sound an alarm. We occasionally forget to give our elderly loved ones their medication or a dose because of our hectic schedules. Alexa can assist you in preventing this issue. It will remind you of that specific moment each day.

Play Games or Listen to Music

Alexa can play music; you may even ask her to play a specific song with a command. A music streaming service is the most straightforward method of playing music on an Echo device. Your Echo will automatically link to Amazon Music. More than 2 million songs are free from Prime Music through a subscription, or 10 million if you upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited. Thanks to the abundance of games available on Alexa skills, your kids can play games with Alexa.

Control Other Smart Devices Around Your Home

With the help of smart plugs, you can upgrade any old devices to smart ones that your Alexa Echo can manage. Just insert the smart plug into the wall socket to control any lamp, fan, TV, stereo, exercise equipment, or other electronic device. With the help of smart plugs, you can automate non-smart devices on/off and scheduling changes using your Alexa Echo device.

You may use hands-free voice management of your indoor climate by pairing your smart thermostat with an Alexa Echo device. For example, you can tell Alexa to turn down the temperature when you turn on the fireplace or to turn it up when a loved one is sick. With your Alexa Echo, smart thermostats are simple to set up and use immediately.

Integrate EVVR Center Lite With Amazon Alexa

EVVR Center Lite is a smart home hub that controls and communicates with other smart devices around the house. It is compatible with multiple industry protocols, making it the most versatile hub in the market. All the data is locally stored onsite, so you have the security you can rely on. Using the EVVR smartphone application, you can use the hub to make your life smarter and better!

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