Amazon Alexa App Review – Controll your Amazon Device

Posted by on July 8, 2018

If you possess Amazon Echo or any other Alexa device, then for sure, you must have Amazon Alexa installed on your smartphone. However, if you are planning to buy an Alexa device in the near future, you must download and explore the Amazon Alexa app. To get the feeling of living in a smart home, you will need the help of the Amazon Alexa app. The possibilities of the Amazon Alexa app and Alexa devices are immense. You can desire to live in a smart home and control everything with voice command, but can Amazon Alexa truly deliver on the promises that its developers make? Checkout out our thorough review of the Amazon Alexa app in order to understand the real potential of the Alexa app and Alexa devices!
Publisher: Amazon Mobile LLC Last update: 1 year ago Size: 15.1 MB Compatibility: Android 4.4 and up,  iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Price: free Get it on:  Google Play, iTunes

What Amazon Alexa Is

Setting up Amazon Alexa only requires users to create or sign in to their Amazon account. Once they have connected their Alexa to other smart devices, they can use it as a home automation system. Amazon Alexa can perform commands such as switching lights on and off, setting alarms, retrieving information on traffic, checking the weather, and playing music. The app can be connected to the newly released Amazon Echo, a set of smart speakers. A majority of the devices on which Alexa is supported can voice activate the assistant with a wake word. Other devices require the push of a button to wake Alexa. Amazon Alexa can be used to receive updates on sports channels or even order in take-out food. The app can also be connected to other devices. The score of the features is  9/10.
  • You can ask your device any question, and you will get a relevant answer.
  • You can control lights, thermostats, check the locks and tons of other cool stuff with this app and the right device.
  • You can create your shopping list.
  • Can order goods with a simple voice command
  • Stream all your music, Gin access to news and information, and listen to radio stations.

Interface

Amazon Alexa has a really exciting user interface with simple yet sensible individual looks in each of its functions. To setup, you just need to connect to the Wi-Fi and follow the steps one by one as they come. Once that is done, the rest is super easy to switch between one function to another and get the necessary activity done with only a few taps on the right options. My mark of the interface of this app is 8/10.

Performance and User Experience

The app’s performance has been satisfactory more or less. However there have been incidents of hanging, which could be because of a low RAM, but mostly those are a technical glitch. Sometimes the app also logs out of the connection with Amazon Eco devices and need to be reconnected. 7/10.

Cross-platform Use

Amazon Alexa was initially only intended for Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot. However, it is now available for iOS devices, Android devices, as well as Fire OS. The score is 9/10.

Verdict

With the Amazon Alexa app installed on your phone, you don’t just control your Alexa device remotely but also connect with many others who have the app installed on their smart device. Quite a useful app, Amazon Alexa comes with an eye-catching interface and a soothing theme.

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