If you've got an Alexa-enabled device at home, whether an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Tap, this is the application you need to install on your iPhone or iPad to set and control remotely any of these devices equipped with the artificial intelligence developed by Amazon: lights, thermostats, switches, fans, music players, etc. With Amazon Alexa you can manage them all from your Apple mobile device.
The app to control your Amazon Echo.
But, what is Alexa exactly all about? Well, it's basically an artificial intelligence system, similar to Siri and Cortana, that works like a personal assistant focused on the field of home appliances and domotics. It was launched by Amazon back in 2015 and is integrated into its devices Echo and Tap.
What can Alexa do for me?
Well, it will mainly depend on which compatible devices you've got at home, but by means of the mobile application you can manage and control any action, such as the following:
- Control music playing on Spotify and other streaming services.
- Listen to online radio stations.
- Access news and weather information by means of voice commands.
- Manage shopping lists.
- Set alarms.
- Control the intensity of lights or vary the room temperature.
How does this app work?
Once installed, you've only got to interact with your Alexa device as you would normally, but now all those interactions are sent automatically to your iOS device so that you can have greater control over them. You've only got to make sure that your mobile device is connected to the same WiFi network than the rest of devices.