Although this Amazon Alexa blog post is not exclusive to Boca Raton we want to thank a ton of our #SoooBoca pals for their input! We got answers to this burning question from all over the country…many who love our town as much as wel do! Sooo we thought it would be a great “universal” post for all of our friends and followers! PS…we have some outstanding tech companies right here in Boca Raton and South Florida so check out The South Florida Tech Alliance and Palm Beach Tech Talks to get involved!
We love our Amazon Alexa Dot and came up with 55 Things You Can Do With Your Amazon Alexa to make your life simpler … but frankly it totally morphed so here is the huge list broken down for you! You can ask this fabulous digital assistant questions or command her to control the devices in your home. Alexa will then try and get you the information you need, or talk to the devices in your home to get them to do what you want. Frankly we did an unofficial poll on Facebook in some groups and on our pages and it was eye opening!
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The other cool thing is that you can listen to “skills” that you enable which I talk about in the video and that is pretty cool! I go through it on the video so check it out because you can listen to them personally or set up one for you own business. We love to share great business tips and untapped ones and this is really untapped. Love Gary Vee? He has a skill that you can listen to every morning while you start your day! Kids being picky? Get a new recipe from Alexa! Hate to read? Have Alexa read your Kindle book to you! You can event set up routines and use to set up your smart home (Realtor alert…we love smart homes).
Best thing to do now is add the App on your phone, watch my video and set up your “skills” and start enjoying them! Just say “Alexa Play My Flash Briefings” to listen each morning while you make your coffee or anytime of the day that works for you. Have some additional uses please comment so we can add to our growing list! Scroll to the bottom for some of our faves!
Alexa Flash Briefings & Uses
(Mini Podcasts for lack of a better definition…no longer than 10 minutes but most are around 3 minutes)
(Enable these Alexa “skills” to listen to the Boca Raton Real Estate Buzz – Tips, Techniques and Resources for Home Buyers and Sellers + you can add HashtagSoooBoca flash briefing at The Boca Raton Lifestyle Buzz that drops each Monday morning with a spotlight on events around Boca Raton for the week)
Once you enable your flash briefings it does seem to have a lag time before it shows up to use but typically it is within a few hours.
Enable skills to listen to (mini podcasts)
Set up your own skills for your business
Asking random questions
Order from Amazon
Sunrise and sunset times
Get sports updates
Check the weather
Spelling, trivia, math, and to tell jokes
“Drop in” to the kids rooms (after they turn in their phones for the night)great way to stay in touch with those in your home, using your Alexa as an intercom from room to room and even house to house.
Sound machine for the baby
Phone Calls to family members
Read Kindle books
Spotify or Amazon Music
Lost Phone: Alexa call my phone option
Cooking measurements and conversions
Grocery Lists — The whole family can add to the list
Search for information without hopping on Google
Shop Amazon for me
Make phone calls for you from your contact list
You do have to purchase some items that are compatible so here is a list and a link to the storefront so you can read product reviews. It is pretty cool to say the least all of the different things you can do to make your home “smarter”.
Control the Thermostat
Operate robot vacuum
Smart lock doors
Control the lights
Smart light bulbs
TV Remote Control
First Alert One Link
Seniors Living Alone
You can send messages or make calls between Echo dots
Add the Alexa Skill “Ask My Buddy” (adult children can set up with a list of names to alert if you need assistance, not a replacement for 911)
Local Real Estate News
Tips and Resources for Home Buyers and Sellers
Boca Raton Facts
Zen Sounds: Healing Sounds
Daily Bible Verse