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Amazon Alexa – The Next Level of Digital Innovation

Can anyone say ‘what’s the definition of a developing world?”. Well, I think there are countless examples which can define this particular statement. You can see our world is developing every single day in various ways. Likewise, Technology is also a part of this developing world and it plays a crucial role as well.

Amazon Alexa is one of that digital innovation which is highly recommended for everyone. Initially, Alexa has been launched in November 2015 but Amazon tweaked and re-launched a few days back with some added features. In case you don’t know what is Alexa? Then go down below for the full definition of specifications.

What is Alexa?

Amazon Alexa – The next level of Digital Innovation Image 1Amazon Alexa is a personal assistant service which will follow all your instructions. Suppose you want to listen to some songs then you can ask Alexa to play music for you, it will directly connect to your phone and will play the song accordingly. Not only this, Alexa can also book an Uber for you. Alexa can also provide you with the weather reports, tell what’s there on your calendar, and even suggest you movies playing this weekend. Apart from this, you can also make calls or message your family and friends. So basically it has been made to make your life much easier for you.

People often get confused between Echo and Alexa. Well, let me clear this doubt for all of you. Echo is a brand of a smart speaker and Alexa is a personal assistant service. The device will be capable to do whatever you will ask only when you will use the wake-up word ‘ALEXA’.

How to use Amazon Alexa?

There are few major steps you need to follow before using this device. Every single step is enlisted below:
1. Download the Alexa Amazon mobile app and sign in
2. Turn on Echo
3. Connect Echo to a Wi-Fi network using the mobile app
4. Now it’s ready to use, you just have to spell out the word ‘ALEXA’ and automatically it will start responding.
5. Connect echo to an external speaker (Optional)

In India, Amazon launched four different models of Echo series:

Amazon Echo Dot

Size: 83.5 x 83.5 x 32 mm
Weight: 163 g
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks
Audio: Built-in speaker for voice feedback when not connected to external speakers. 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included)

Amazon Echo

Size: 148.5 x 88 x 88 mm
Weight: 821 g
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
Audio: 2.5” woofer and 0.6” tweeter

Amazon Echo Plus

Size: 235 x 84 x 84 mm
Weight: 954 g
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) and ZigBee certified networks
Audio: 2.5” woofer and 0.8” tweeter

Amazon Echo Spot

Size: 104 x 96 x 91 mm
Weight: 419 g
Wi-Fi Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks
Audio: Built-in speaker. 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included)

It is easy for Alexa to control a wider range of smart home devices. Not only this, Amazon Echo also has fun games and apps and it is also easy while placing an order for some random items for your household. So whichever model you will go for, somehow you are purchasing an entire lifestyle.


Written by: Akankhita Roy

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