An Echo smart speaker with Alexa can entertain, delight, and save you time. Several of them together are even better. Setting up a smart home is easy with Amazon Alexa as it enables easy integration with compatible smart devices. Alexa can control your lights, smart appliances and play songs with simple voice commands. You can also create routines to simplify your day. Here’s everything you need to know about converting your home into a smart home with Alexa.
Get connected with smart lights and smart plugs
Smart lights are one of the easiest ways to start creating a smart home. Alexa helps you control your smart lights individually, or in groups. Alexa-enabled smart plugs are a good choice if you want to automate your regular appliances. Smart plugs, powered by voice control will let you control any lights, appliances and devices that are connected to it. Just plug your non-smart appliance into a smart plug, set it up using the Alexa mobile app, and control it with commands like, “Alexa, turn on the AC”.
A smart home is a more secure home
Home security is of top priority to all, and Alexa can enhance your peace of mind. Connecting your compatible security cameras and doorbell systems to Alexa lets you monitor the door even while you are on the go with a simple voice command. You can just say, “Alexa, show me the front door camera” and the feed will appear on your Amazon Echo Show, compatible smart TV or your smartphone app. This way you will always watch who’s at your doorstep.
Your daily routine, simplified
Alexa routines are a great way to automate your day and save time. By creating custom automation sequences, you can trigger multiple actions with a single voice command or at a specific time. For example, you can create a morning routine by simply saying, “Alexa, good morning” and Alexa turns on the lights, reads the news, shares traffic updates and also tells you the weather. This is highly customisable based on your personal preferences.
Unwind with the best in music and entertainment
Alexa can do much more than controlling the lights and other devices. Alexa can also transform your home into an entertainment hub. Connect your smart TV, streaming devices, and even your sound system to an Alexa-enabled device, and you will be able to control them all with simple voice commands. Ask Alexa to play your favourite songs, adjust the volume and switch between streaming services, all while you are in the kitchen or laying on the couch.
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