Amazon‘s digital voice assistant Alexa is an AI-based virtual assistant. It powers the company’s smart speakers and other smart devices from Amazon. It is Amazon’s rival to Apple Siri and Google Assistant. It can help users set alarms, make calls, control smart devices, play games, and more by giving voice commands to Alexa.
To use Alexa, users need to have an Amazon account, however, Amazon Prime membership is not required. All one needs to do is sign in to their Amazon account, click on the menu and select the option ‘Add a device’. Further, he/she will be able to add Alexa-supported devices to their account.
- Is there a monthly fee for Alexa?
There is no monthly fee for using Alexa. All one requires is an Amazon account.
- What is the difference between Alexa and Echo?
Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant while Echo is the smart speaker device.
- Do you need Amazon Prime for Alexa music?
No, users don’t need to have an Amazon Prime subscription or any other music app to play songs on Alexa-powered devices.
- Can I play my downloaded music on Alexa?
Users can play the downloaded music on Alexa by connecting their phone or Bluetooth speaker with an Echo device or any other speaker that supports Alexa.
- What are the benefits of Alexa?
Some of the key skills of Alexa include:
- Make phone calls
- Narrate a Kindle book
- Set alarms and timers
- Play music
- Control TV
- Read emails
- Order products from Amazon