However, there are also a few annoying things Alexa does when you ask it a question -- and the worst is repeating everything you ask it. For example, when you say, "Alexa, turn on the lights," it'll say "OK, turning on the lights." Amazon's reasoning behind this is to let Echo owners know what Alexa thinks you said.... read more ›
- Any wired Network devices or switches;
- Any other wired devices;
- All other Wi-Fi devices (Turning Wi-Fi off and on again on each device would also work)
By default, Alexa records everything you say, and those commands are stored on your Alexa account. Want to review what you've asked Alexa, delete the more embarrassing inquiries, and tell Amazon to stop listening to your recordings?... see details ›
Just the simple command "Alexa Shut up" is the best way to get her to cancel an alarm that I have found. Alexa Cancel or Stop and the alarm just keeps sounding, Tell her to shut up and you get immediate silence.... see more ›
To do this, simply tap the Customized option on the Alexa Says screen and type in what you'd like Alexa to say in response. Your response can be any phrase up to 250 characters. If you're wondering (let's be real, you are wondering), you can't make Alexa curse. Any profanities you use will be bleeped out.... see more ›
Go to settings scroll down to General Alexa Voice Responses click on it. There is a toggle Switch to turn on Brief Mode. By switching this on your Echo will no longer say Okay after you make a request.... read more ›
The skill repeats what the user says and automatically waits for further input. It can be used for fun and for testing the speech recognition capabilities of Alexa. You can invoke the skill by saying 'Alexa, start repeat me". You can also say "help" to get help, "cancel", or "stop".... view details ›
It's called Follow-Up Mode and it lets you give multiple commands to an Alexa smart speaker like an Echo Dot without having to say the wake word each time. (It works with at least some third-party Alexa devices as well.) Here's how to use it.... view details ›
Open the Alexa app, tap the More tab, tap Routines, then tap the “+” button in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap in a name for the routine. Tap When this happens, Voice, then tap in a voice command trigger. Now, tap Add another phrase, and a new field will appear for an additional voice trigger.... see details ›
- Open the Alexa app.
- Go to the Menu.
- Select Amazon Devices.
- Tap on the device you want.
- Scroll to the “General” Section.
- Select “Follow-Up Mode.
- Toggle the on-off button.
You need to know that Alexa is technically always listening, even without explicitly triggering an Alexa device. Alexa does not actively record and store all your conversations, but it's always listening for "Alexa," the wake word. Once you say it, anything you say that follows is recorded and stored in the cloud.... view details ›
Here are some examples that were verified to trigger voice assistants: Alexa: “unacceptable,” “election,” “all excellent,” “a letter” Google Home: “OK, cool,” “Okay, who is reading,” “Ok, you know” Siri: “a city,” “hey Jerry,” “hey, seriously,” “that's scary”... see details ›
"Alexa, goodnight" could turn off your lights, turn off your TV, and play ambient sounds. (Google Home has a similar feature as well). Here's how to set up Alexa routines.... view details ›
You may wonder if Alexa is listening to conversations, or listening to everything you say. You may want to know whether Alexa listens to you when you're not directly interacting with an Echo device. The answer to those questions is no. Alexa and all of our Echo devices are designed with your privacy in mind.... read more ›
So a couple of months back, a fun Easter egg that would be identified and enjoyed by retro gamers was discovered. This was the Super Alexa mode. If you would like to activate the Super Alexa Mode, say the subsequent voice command: “Alexa, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.”... continue reading ›
Now you can program the voice command to be something meaningful, like, “Alexa, boo!” or “Alexa, spooky time!” or even, “Alexa, scare me!”... view details ›
The code to say is: "Alexa, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start", as revealed on TikTok.... see more ›
You can change the wake word directly on your Echo device using voice commands. Say “Alexa, change your wake word.” Alexa will say “OK, you can choose from Amazon, Computer, Echo, or Ziggy — which of these do you like?” Say “Computer” (or whichever word you want).... read more ›
Although you can't change Alexa's name to anything you want, you can easily change it in the Alexa app to "Amazon," "Echo," or "Computer." This trigger word for your Echo is known as its "wake word."... see details ›
- Say, “Alexa, introduce me to Jarvis.”
- If you haven't purchased the voice pack, proceed with the purchase.
- Choose whether you want explicit content or not.
- Alexa should confirm the voice change.
- Test and see if the new voice pack is in effect.
Say “please” and “thank you”
This might seem like a minor suggestion, but being polite when you ask Alexa to do something can make a big difference in your interactions with her.... see more ›
If anyone from your household asks Alexa to call for help (including from devices in Amazon Kids mode), Alexa attempts to call and message your emergency contact.... read more ›
This skill integrates Alexa with the original "The Clapper(tm)" device. Just say, "Alexa, ask my smart home to turn on the light", and Alexa will take care of communicating with The Clapper(tm) for you, saving you the effort of clapping your own hands together. Great for hands-free operation!... view details ›
Amazon.com: Repeat After Me : Alexa Skills. With this skill Alexa will repeat whatever you say to her. This skill was initially developed to understand and find out what Alexa actually hears.... see more ›
After the device records, it uploads the audio to Amazon's cloud, where they “have algorithms in the server that analyze the speech pattern and try to detect and identify the words you are saying.” While Alexa's response may seem instantaneous, it actually has to work with Amazon's cloud to comprehend varying accents, ...... view details ›
You can have as many Alexa devices in your house as you like, and you can even use two Alexa accounts in one home. If you want to use two Amazon accounts with one Echo device, you need to set up Amazon Household. Then you can switch between the two Amazon accounts by saying, “Alexa, switch accounts.”... read more ›
For our purposes here, you can also grant certain people access to your home's Echo devices and Alexa. An Amazon Household can include up to two adults 18 years of age or older (this includes yourself), four teenagers 13-17 years old, and four children aged 12 and under.... continue reading ›
Tap to Alexa lets you interact with Alexa using touch instead of voice. On Echo Show devices and Fire tablets, use Tap to Alexa to engage with Alexa without speaking and instead touching on-screen tiles or an on-screen keyboard.... read more ›
Note: You can have up to 99 routines on your account. Tip: Turn on Home Monitoring from the Camera settings on your Echo Show 10 to use person detection with your routines. For more help, try our Smart Home forum.... see details ›
Alexa speakers can be trained to recognize up to 10 different voices, ensuring everyone gets a tuned experience. To create an Alexa voice profile, each individual needs to open Settings in the Alexa app, select Your Profile & Family, and then their name.... see details ›
You can't ask Alexa to dial 911 or other emergency services directly, unless you have an Echo Connect hooked up to a landline phone. You can, however, set up a personal emergency contact, and turn on Alexa Guard for home security.... view details ›
If you intend to use Alexa to spy on someone, you should know that Alexa is not a spying device. So, there are some drawbacks to using it as a spy device: The recipient's device will start flashing green lights and ring whenever you try to drop in. They must be close to their Echo device for you to see or hear them.... view details ›
Over the years, researchers have hacked Alexa to find vulnerabilities bad actors could exploit. In 2020 the cybersecurity company firm Check Point discovered one that would allow hackers to install Alexa with malware capable of stealing your personal information.... see more ›
It's Alexa's way of telling you the smart speaker is in Setup Mode or attempting to connect to your Wi-Fi network.... view details ›
Looping songs is where a song finishes playing, and it then starts again – i.e. it's a “repeat mode”. The same is true for playlists: whether you have 1-2 songs or 100 songs in a playlist, once the playlist has finished, it'll start playing again.... read more ›
It's called Follow-Up Mode and it lets you give multiple commands to an Alexa smart speaker like an Echo Dot without having to say the wake word each time. (It works with at least some third-party Alexa devices as well.) Here's how to use it.... see details ›
Tap the Schedule icon, tap the entry for At Time, and then tap it again. Enter a specific time. Tap Repeat and then select a specific interval if you wish to repeat the routine. Tap Done.... read more ›
When Alexa responds with something like, "Playing your album XYZ from Amazon Music" wait until the blue light goes out. Then say, "Alex, loop." Alexa should respond with "loop mode one." If it's only one song, that same song will play continuously until you tell it to stop.... read more ›
The short answer is yes, Alexa is always listening to you. Or rather the microphone on your Alexa smart speaker is always active (by default, at least) and is constantly monitoring voices in your home in order to hear its wake word.... continue reading ›
Amazon's list of frequently asked questions says that Alexa only begins recording your conversation upon hearing the device's wake word.... see more ›
Alexa routines let you automatically make something happen (like music turning on or lights turning off) at a specific time every day, upon an Alexa voice command, any time you arrive at or leave a place or when your morning alarm goes off.... view details ›
The camera continuously keeps shooting in the shooting time set by the loop recording time.... read more ›
Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone and that Echo Loop is connected and active. Turn your Echo Loop off and back on again. Force quit the Alexa app then reopen it. Turn Bluetooth off and on again on your phone, then select Echo Loop from the list to reconnect it.... see details ›