We recently got an Amazon Echo and as I get to know it I’ll add more information here. For now let’s go with this…
As of today (1/15/2015) the Amazon Echo is only available through Requesting an Invitation in the Amazon echo page. The Amazon Echo is a device that is setup through an App on your cell phone and connects to the Internet. The Amazon Echo can do things like set alarms, add items to lists, play music, and news and give you a weather forecast.
You ask Echo questions by starting with “Alexa” and then ask a question or command. here are some examples from Amazon:
- Will it rain tomorrow?
- Play music by Bruno Mars
- Add gelato to my shopping list
- Wikipedia: Abraham Lincoln
- Tell me a joke
- What’s the definition of serendipity?
Alexa answers many interesting questions including:
- Where were you born?
- When were you born?
- What is your favorite color?
- What is the Amazon Echo?
Amazon Echo Unboxing