Get Ready to Road Trip by Getting More Details on the Route to Your Destination
Alexa can help make users road-trip-ready. Now equipped with information about hundreds of thousands of roads and highways around the world, Alexa can answer questions such as, “Alexa, how long is Route 66?”
Want to know how many miles to a specific destination? Alexa can answer that too, based on its knowledge of your device’s home address. “Alexa, how many miles to New York City?”
Hands-Free Alexa Activation – Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Consumers can access Alexa on their mobile devices through a new, hands-free experience. Launch the app with Google or Siri and interact with Alexa using typical voice commands. (No need to tap the blue circle to enable listening.)
Alexa Announcements: Mobile Updates and a New Alexa Trigger Phrase
Alexa announcements will now be sent to mobile phones (in addition to Alexa-enabled hardware devices). Users will receive push notifications from the Alexa app with a transcript of the announcement. Tap the notification to listen to the message and respond back with your own announcement.
If someone in your Alexa household uses the announcement feature to share information and you’d like to respond, the command “Alexa reply” will now trigger Alexa to prepare for your response to the announcement.
Fire (TV) Up an Alexa Routine Using Your Remote Control
Alexa users in the U.S. can now trigger routines using their Fire TV stick. Press the microphone button on the Fire TV remote and say your routine’s trigger phrase to set the routine in motion.
Join the Facebook Group for Alexa and Smart Home Enthusiasts
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Alexa Potpourri: More Alexa Tips, Tricks and How-to’s
Find out how to cancel a shopping order you made with Alexa.
Learn how to use Amazon’s pre-set Alexa routines and how to create a copy of an existing routine you can use as a base for a new routine.
Learn how to manually add contacts to Alexa Devices.