Amazon has been much more than a simple online store for quite some time. It has taken on different businesses and projects and one of them revolves around AI or Artificial Intelligence, mainly aimed at the domestic scope. Amazon Alexa is the Android app that allows us to control devices equipped with this technology.
Remote control for Amazon Echo and Amazon Tap
This artificial intelligence system works like a virtual assistant similar to Cortana or Siri but in the field of domotics, as it can be used to control different household objects: lights, fans, switches or multimedia players. Alexa's brain is on the cloud and it's controlled through this application. Its learning system allows it to get to know about you and your habits as you use it.
The more you use Alexa, the more it adapts to your voice, vocabulary, behavior patterns and personal preferences.
How does it work?
You only need to have your smartphone or tablet connected to the same WiFi network as your Alexa device. Then, when you interact with it, these actions are immediately shown on the application, offering you all sorts of related information and allowing you to control it completely.
What are Alexa's functions?
Well, it depends on which devices you use it, but it offers you possibilities such as the following:
- Control Spotify and other music streaming services.
- Access news by means of voice commands.
- Manage shopping lists.
- Control your home's lighting and temperature.
- Tune into online radio stations.
- Set alarms.
For the time being, Amazon and its Echo devices are still expanding around the world, but we're sure that they'll become mainstream products in the future.