If you have an Amazon Echo, you know how functional the device is.
Ideal for adding items to your Amazon cart, checking the news and weather, and playing your favorite music, the Echo is a practical device. But did you know it has several “hidden” functionalities that could make your life even easier?
10 Shocking Things You can do With Your Amazon Echo
Whether you use your Echo primarily to play music or to help you streamline your business day, these ten hidden features can take your enjoyment of the device to the next level.
1. Order a Domino’s Pizza
Thanks to a partnership with Domino’s pizza, it’s easy to order delivery with your Echo. Just create a profile on the Domino’s website and create an “easy order” (our go-to pizza, toppings, and sides).
Once you’ve done this, simply tell Alexa to open Domino’s and order your easy order. Pizza night has never been so easy!
2. Call an Uber
Need a ride to tonight’s party? Call an Uber while you get ready by just saying, “Alexa, ask Uber for a ride.” You can also use the Echo to arrange an Uber Black or Uber XL for larger parties.
3. Check the News
Checking the news is of the most common functionalities of Alexa, but one that many people under-use. Simply say, “Alexa, what’s the news?”
4. Track Your Steps
If you use a Fitbit, you can use Alexa to check in on last night’s sleep, track how many steps you’ve taken, and ensure you’re on track for the day. Ideal for on-the-go updates about your health and fitness, Echo can work wonders to help you stay in shape.
5. Figure out What to Eat for Lunch
Thanks to Alexa’s food suggestion skill, you’ll never get stuck in a lunch rut again. Simply say, “Alexa, what should I have for lunch?” She’ll come up with relevant local eateries that can help keep your lunchtime routine fresh.
6. Bone up on Your Sports Trivia
Looking to impress your friends or clean up at trivia night? Use Alexa to answer a series of ten sports trivia questions that will broaden your knowledge and make you a force to be reckoned with.
7. Find Out Which Band You’re Listening To
So you’re streaming Pandora while you cook dinner, and you hear a song you love. You’re just not sure who the band is. Luckily, Alexa can help. Simply say, “Alexa, who is this song?” and she’ll give you all the information you need.
8. Get Some Help With Math
Need to solve a quick conversion or math problem? Ask Alexa to convert dollars to pesos, tell you how many tablespoons are in a cup, or what 15 times 65 is. It’s a faster solution than whipping out a calculator or manually searching the web.
9. Track Your Packages
Anxiously awaiting an Amazon package? Use Alexa to track it. Just say, “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” or “Alexa, track my package.” You’ll have updates in an instant.
10. Keep Your Coffee Stash Intact
Few things are more disappointing than waking up in the morning to realize you have no coffee in the house. Luckily, Alexa can help. If you have a smart coffee brewer that’s compatible with your Alexa device, she can start the brew cycle for you. Even better, you can add an Amazon Dash button to ensure Alexa automatically re-orders coffee before you run out.
The Amazon Echo: Making Everyday Life Easier
Today, simplicity and automation are key, and Amazon’s Echo offers both. Alexa is one of the more advanced voice assistants on the market and, thanks to her ever-increasing cache of “skills,” it’s easy to use your Echo device to save yourself time and energy every day.
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