When it comes to a voice-controlled personal assistant and the name of Amazon Alexa is not taken, it will be very wrong. One of the motives of the big tech companies in the advancing world is to make an advanced voice assistant like J.A.R.V.I.S. as shown in the Iron Man movies. And in this race, Amazon has reached far ahead with Alexa.
With Alexa, you just can’t only ask questions, but can play music, sports score, get detailed news, control smart home appliances, and Prime members of Amazon can order products from Amazon. It does not matter whether Alexa is in your Car or a regular speaker, it will give you the same accurate answer as it sits in the cloud. So in this article, we are going to discuss the potentials of Alexa.
Can Alexa works without Wi-Fi?
Well, Alexa is one of the most advanced Voice assistants, but there are few limitations too. Alexa is a device that strictly works when it is connected with Wi-Fi as it accesses everything from Google to various music-streaming services.
But there’s one alternative. If you are planning for a vacation, or you don’t have Wi-Fi then you can also use your Mobile hotspot to take the advantage of all the devices that the device has to offer.
Can Alexa be used as a Bluetooth speaker?
As mentioned earlier, if you’re planning for a vacation or don’t have Wi-Fi then you can utilize Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker. You can access your music library, Spotify, or any audio e-book.
To do so, you just have to say, “Alexa, pair Bluetooth.” It will put Alexa in pairing mode. Then you have to go in your Bluetooth setting on your phone and have to pair your device with Alexa. However, the actions like play, pause, next, etc. can only be performed on your phone because Alexa didn’t support voice control without Wi-Fi.
Can Alexa Play YouTube?
The Amazon Alexa with a display can return visual information but you can’t ask Alexa to play YouTube video or music directly. To access YouTube you have to pair your device (phone, tablet, or other) with Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker.
‘Alexa, Play Some Music’
Though Alexa can’t Play YouTube music Alexa links you to several other music services like Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, and Vevo.
Can Alexa call 911?
Alexa cannot call 911 on its own but to do so, you can use some third-party skills to help you during the emergency. Amazon’s Echo connects Alexa directly with a landline which, making any calls possible.
Can you connect Alexa with TV?
You can enhance the sound of your TV with Alexa. With Bluetooth enabled TV, you can use Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker. But talking about Smart TV like Samsung Smart then you can use Alexa with them more efficiently with the ability to power the TV on and off, adjust the volume, and more basic controls. And now with the latest, Smart, TV Amazon Alexa is already built-in. There are many third-party apps to coordinate these two devices. But one thing to keep in mind is not all TV is supported by Alexa.
Can Alexa works without Power?
Sadly, Alexa doesn’t work without power on Amazon Echo, the time you take off the power plug Alexa goes down.
Alternatively, you can use other devices like Amazon Tap, a similar device like the Echo but wireless with a battery backup of 9 Hours. The only difference you get in Tap is you have to press a button to ON the Tap unlike a Voice command for Echo.
Smart home control has one of the popular areas of application of Alexa. Alexa is no longer just about asking for a date, time, weather, and play music. Alexa can control your Philips Hue or other light bulbs. You can connect Alexa with AC to maintain the temperature of your house.
Below mentioned are few examples that what you can do with Alexa.
“Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?”
“Alexa, what’s the weather in Delhi?”
“Alexa, play Arjit Singh from Amazon Music”
“Alexa, shuffle my Favourites playlist”
“Alexa, turn it up”
“Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?”
“Alexa, read my audiobook”
“Alexa, what’s in the news?”
“Alexa, ask Ola to request a ride”
“Alexa, turn on all the lights”
“Alexa, set the bedroom to 25 degrees” etc.
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