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What is Alexa

Alexa is Amazon's digital voice assistant. It can be used on smartphones and Amazon's Echo products.
There are a few reasons behind naming this voice command as "Alexa". First, the name "Alexa" comes from the Library of Alexandria, which tried to collect all the knowledge in the world. This is what Amazon is trying to do. Alexa is always learning but, in theory, it should be an unbroken source of information.
More practically, the service was named Alexa because it featured unusual "X" sound. Since the service is voice-activated, Amazon wanted to choose a name that is not confused with other words and that could wake up the device by mistake.

Amazon's voice assistant is the voice of a woman who speaks to you in a conversational manner, ready to help you interact with many things.

It has been integrated into many of the company's products and is also beginning to find its way into third-party tools such as GE lamps and Sonos One speaker.

Alexa can perform various simple tasks such as running the music, but it can also be used to control smart-home gadgets, allowing it the ability to dim lights, close doors, or adjust the thermostat.

Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns and vocabulary. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question – just ask and Alexa will respond instantly





How Alexa Work With Amazon Echo


The technical details of Alexa are complex but can be understood in the following way.

As soon as you speak "Alexa" in front of it, it triggers the start of its service. Then it starts (or attempts) to understand what you are saying.

After this, Alexa sends the recording to the Internet on Amazon's Alexa cloud-based servers, based on the query you asked or the conclusion of the given command, where AVS (Alexa Voice Service) is.

The Alexa Voice Service then converts your voice signal into a computer language command that can execute a task (such as searching for a requested song), or converting computer languages ​​back into a sound signal so that Alexa's voice assistant gives you To provide information verbally (such as time, trophic, and weather).


If your internet connection is working properly and Amazon's back-end service is also working properly, then you can get an answer immediately after you speak. Alexa works remarkably well in a lot of cases.

On products such as Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, information responses are in audio-only, but to a limited extent on Echo Show and smartphones, information is provided through audio and/or on-screen displays.

Alexa can also pass commands to other compatible third-party devices, using an Alexa-enabled Amazon device.

Since a cloud-based Alexa voice service is required to answer questions and perform tasks that require a connection to the Internet - you cannot interact with Alexa without the Internet. At such times the Alexa app comes in handy.



Set Up Alexa on an Echo Device:

If you have an Amazon Echo device to use it, first you need to download and install the Alexa app on a compatible smartphone or tablet, as mentioned, but instead (or in addition) it will be available on Amazon Mobile Shopping And/or by connecting to Alexa Reverb apps (s), you go to the Alexa app's device menu settings and identify your Amazon Echo device. The app will then configure with its Echo device.


Although you need to configure your smartphone with your Echo device initially, once you do, you don't need to keep your smartphone on - you can directly communicate with the Echo device using Alexa Huh.

You may need to use your smartphone to activate or change some advanced settings or enable new Alexa Skills.


Alexa's Wake Word:

Once you configure Alexa on a smartphone or Echo the device, it is able to answer voice commands or questions using that device.

But you have to say the word  Alexa before asking any question or giving a voice command. Because this word awakens Alexa.



How can you use Alexa

Amazon acts as your personal voice assistant for accessing Alexa information and controlling compatible devices.

Alexa can answer questions, tell you traffic or weather information, run a news report, initiate a phone call, play music, manage your grocery list, from Amazon Can purchase items, and on Echo Show, can also display images and play videos. However, you can extend Alexa's reach beyond this by taking advantage of Alexa Skills.

Alexa now has the ability to set up a "routine" with you, where you set the same command - say, "Alexa, goodnight," then it turns off the light, locks your front door, Sets an alarm for a specific time.

On the other hand, if you are away from home, you will only need your smartphone for Alexa function.


Amazon Echo - Smart Speaker with Alexa | Powered by Dolby

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service to play music, make calls, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more - instantly. All you have to do is ask. Alexa, play top Bollywood songs.
 Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more Alexa adapts to your speech patterns and vocabulary. Using Alexa is as simple as asking a question – just ask and Alexa will respond instantly


Amazon Echo - Smart Speaker with Alexa | Powered by Dolby – Technical Specification
Size
148.5 x 88 x 88 mm
Weight
821 g
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
Wi-Fi Connectivity
Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Connectivity
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to the Echo or from Echo to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.
Audio
2.5” woofer and 0.6” tweeter
System Requirements
The Alexa App is compatible with Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your desktop browser. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and may require separate subscriptions or other fees.
Warranty and Service
Amazon Echo is sold with a limited warranty of one year. Use of Amazon Echo is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the Box
Amazon Echo, Echo Shell, power adaptor/cable (1.8 m), Things to Try card and Quick Start Guide.
Price
₹ 7,999.00
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