Yes, there are many tricks to use ALEXA, it can be used to personalized your music playlist, some fun games for the family, workouts, and guide you in the kitchen for some recipes. So in this blog, you will know some cool Alexa features.
Here are some useful tricks to use ALEXA – Amazon Echo while listening to music
Make new playlists:
When you want to listen to some of your favorite songs on Amazon Echo, then before listening to songs – You can ask Alexa to create a new playlist and as per your wish and can name it as “Favorite Music” or something else. While listening to songs you can tell Alexa to add the song in your “Favorite Playlist” so that you can store it. This personal playlist can be played whenever you want.
While listening to songs on Amazon Echo, when a random song is played. Then you are curious to know what song is this? or from which movie/album or who sang this song?” For this, you can activate a function, make Alexa tell details of the song before it starts playing song.
Set up Musical Alarm Clock
I know everyone bored of default music of alarm clock in a mobile phone or Amazon Echo. Therefore, here is an exciting thing about Alexa, if you are setting up your alarm on Amazon echo then you can wake up with your favorite music. You can ask Alexa to set up an alarm with some good music. For Example, You can say “Alexa, wake me up with trending music at 6.30 in the morning” or you can tell “ Alexa, wake me up at 8.00 in the morning with some relaxing music”
Amazon Echo (Alexa) for fitness
Yes, you can ask Alexa to contribute to your fitness journey. Amazon Echo helps to get you in shape with many fitness tricks and Tips. Alexa has a variety of heart-pumping guided workouts like yoga, Zumba, Aerobics, etc. So during this quarantine period ask Alexa to guide you for a healthy lifestyle. In your Alexa account enable Alexa’s fitness Skills, it has more than 30 fitness-related integrations.
Here are some of Alexa workout skills:
- 7- Minute workout
- Fitness Guru (Alexa, ask Fitness Guru to give me upper body exercise.”)
- My Gorgeous trainer (Alexa, start 5-Minute Plank)
- HitFit Home: Workouts
- 5-Minute Plank Workout
From the above list, simply select “Skills” form the Alexa app menu and hit enable, and then you are ready to start your workout. Moreover, if you want a specific one skill then use a search bar to find it. Simply use below phrase while workout
- Alexa, ask Fitness Guru to give me upper body exercise.”
- Alexa, start 5-Minute Plank.”
- Open My Workouts,” “Alexa, tell My Workouts to start the workout.”
- Alexa, tell My Gorgeous Trainer to start a new workout for abs”
- Alexa, ask HiFit to give me a chest workout.”
Amazon Echo for Kitchen Things
Amazon echo can be useful in the kitchen and it eases your work by suggesting recipes for breakfast, lunch, snack time, and dinner. It has access to various recipe websites, YouTube channels, recipes apps, channels among others. For example Allrecipes is one of the most famous apps for different types of recipes, Amazon smart speaker has access to all 60,000 recipes of the Allrecipes app. You can command Alexa to suggest one of the recipes for dinner from the Allrecipes site.
The amazing thing is Alexa will also let you know about the recipe ingredients, how much calories the dish contains, proteins, sugar, and others. In addition, you can get a review of those recipes and allow you to send that recipe to your phone for easy reference.
Amazon Echo for Fun Games
This quarantine period has made one impossible thing to possible, that is spending quality time with family and also made to think about what to do during weekends. So here is the solution, Amazon echo can suggest fun and family games to you. It is loaded with full of family games, treasure, riddles, party games, and this all is challenging and surprisingly fun.
Some of games you can play on Amazon Echo:
- Movie Challenge
- Tic Tac Toe
- Twenty Questions
- Song Quiz
- Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
- Millionaire Quiz Game
- The Magic Door
- Amazing Word Master Game
- True or False?
- Deal or No Deal
- The Wayne Investigation
- Memory Match
Do try all of these Alexa echo Features and let us know in the comments which one you liked the most.