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Review

Amazon Alexa is a voice assistant app, which is developed by Amazon. It allows user to interact with Alexa by using voice commands. You can check the weather, listen to the news, play music, set the timer, call someone, get traffic updates, get calendar updates, get reminders, ask for the directions, get the dictionary definition of words, check th...

Amazon Alexa

  • Greg Burn
  • Sep 07, 2021

Amazon Alexa is a voice assistant app, which is developed by Amazon. It allows user to interact with Alexa by using voice commands. You can check the weather, listen to the news, play music, set the timer, call someone, get traffic updates, get calendar updates, get reminders, ask for the directions, get the dictionary definition of words, check the spelling of the word, search the internet etc. You can use Alexa with your Android or iPhone or Fire OS devices. You can use Alexa on your Android or iPhone or Fire OS devices. Alexa app is available for free on the Google Play Store.

Features

Amazon Alexa features are easy to use, but if you are new to Amazon Alexa, you might need to know the basic functions of Amazon Alexa app. Amazon Alexa app provides access to Amazon Alexa voice-controlled features for Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablets and Amazon Smartphone.

Design

Amazon Alexa design is very simple, as most interactions occur by voice and not by using the screen. This is great for people who are visually impaired. The main UI elements are the home screen, the cards, the settings, the alarm clock, and the music player.

Usability

Amazon Alexa usability is a bit problematic. Poor usability is revealed by the following facts:

  1. It is hard to understand how to use Alexa. You can read the manual, but it's not enough. First time users often ask questions like "How to start?", "What does this word mean?" on forums.

  2. Alexa lacks an "undo" command. If you accidentally said something wrong, you will have to ask Alexa to restart. You can't just say "Stop" or "Cancel" like on Instagram. Instagram is simple, Alexa is complicated.

  3. Alexa app is confusing. It seems like there are too much functions and too much information and users can't find what they want.

Conclusion

Amazon Alexa app is a simple interface for Amazon Alexa voice-controlled features. Amazon Alexa app provides a user-friendly interface and a quick way to use Amazon Alexa features. Amazon Alexa app is a great way to enjoy Amazon Alexa voice-controlled features on your Amazon smart speaker, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire tablet, Amazon smartphone or Amazon smart home device.

Pros:
  • It is an intelligent device which works on Artificial Intelligence or AI
  • It can play music, make phone calls, set timers, tell jokes, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and can control other smart devices
  • It is compatible with many third-party devices like Nest, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and Wink
  • It can be used to play games like tic-tac-toe, trivia, word scramble, and more, which makes the device more interesting
Cons:
  • A new device will cost you $179.99
  • It can't tell jokes in a foreign language, and it can't understand non-English commands
  • It can't make decisions on its own
  • it will only do what you've told it to do
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