You may have seen some commercials saying “Alexa, order flowers” or asking it to do various tasks. This advertisements might have left you wondering who is Alexa and why people are asking it to do things.

What is Alexa?

It is a digital personal assistant by Amazon. It is present in devices like Amazon Echo. The purpose of this digital assistant is to compete with Apple’s Siri  and Google Now and other tech gadgets. In addition, It is a cloud-base voice service available on tens of millions of devices.

How does it work?

All you have to do is say “Alexa” and it will be active. It can help you listen to tracks, search something on Internet, create to-do lists, shop, and even control your smart home products. It’s skills increases it’s appeal. Currently, there are more than 3,000 skills for users to download from both Amazon and third-party providers. This virtual assistant also works with a broad range of entertainment services, like Amazon’s Prime Music, Audible audiobooks and Spotify, among others. With help from Skills, you can add in other entertainment features, like the ability to create your own jukebox.

Also check : Apple HomePod 

 

 

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