Amazon Alexa and Voice Technology: It's time to start a conversation

Personalize your Alexa routines by adding custom language to existing or new routines. Open the Alexa app, select “Routines” click on an existing routine, such as “Start my morning,” select > Action > Alexa Says > Custom and type in a sentence you would like Alexa to say when the routine is engaged. “Good morning, you will do great things today.”

Amazon's Alexa can provide quick access to many of your favorite local radio stations. To see what's available, open your Alexa app, use the menu in the upper left corner > Music, Video, & Books > TuneIn > Local Radio.  Or, click on this link to browse local stations in your area. 

Use your Amazon Echo device as a Bluetooth speaker to play music from your mobile device. To get started, say, "Alexa, pair Bluetooth." Go to the Bluetooth settings on your mobile device and pair your phone with the desired Echo device. Once paired, any music you play on your mobile device will now play through your Echo. 

Start your day off on the right foot by enabling the My Morning Alexa skill. This seven-minute guide begins with silent meditation, moves to affirmation and visualization, pauses for a moment of gratitude, devotes 60 seconds to top priorities and finishes with optional stretching and jumping jacks. Say "Alexa, start my morning" to begin.

Amazon Alexa users in the US can begin using the new "remember this" feature today. To access, start your command with "Alexa, remember this" or "Alexa, make note." "Alexa, remember Dan's birthday is on June third." To recall this information, ask, "Alexa, when is Dan's birthday?"  This feature is best for dates and events a user will remember to query Alexa about, otherwise, we recommend using Alexa to "set a reminder." 

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If you're out of ideas for dinner, ask Amazon's Alexa for advice. Alexa will access Yelp reviews to recommend highly rated or popular restaurant options near you. You can ask, "Alexa, what's a good Chinese restaurant?"  Visual options accompany listings, for those who use an Echo Show device

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