Amazon Echo: Choyamba 13 Zinthu Yesani

Amazon Echo: The First 13 Things to Try

Alexa, Amazon ndi pafupifupi wothandizira, ndi zochuluka kuposa 3M nyumba US kudzera Echo wokamba. Tsopano likupezeka Britain - koma chimene chiri kukopa?


Zoyendetsedwa ndi Guardian.co.ukNkhaniyi lotchedwa “Amazon Echo: choyamba 13 zinthu kuyesa” linalembedwa ndi Darien Graham-Smith, pakuti The Observer Lamlungu 13 November 2016 09.45 UTC

Phunzirani malamulo zoyambirira

Chinthu choyamba chimene inu mukufuna kuchita ndi watsopano wanu Amazon Echo ndi kuphunzira ochepa malamulo zofunika mau. Kuti "Alexa: Imani!"Yomweyo kuletsa chilichonse ntchito zikuchitika; kuti nyimbo mokweza kapena phokoso, kunena "Alexa: buku mmwamba "kapena" Alexa: voliyumu pansi ". Mukhoza mosaganizira msinkhu enieni buku ponena angapo kuchokera wina 10: "Alexa: buku limodzi "adzatembenuza Audio mpaka kunong'ona, pamene "Alexa: wosalankhula "adzakhala kuletsa Echo palimodzi. Kamodzi inu muli lendewera cha izi, mukhoza kuyamba kuyesa malamulo zambiri wofuna, otetezeka kudziwa kuti nthawi zonse kufufuta kapena chete ntchito iliyonse zapathengo.

Kusintha kunadza mawu

Mwina sindimakonda dzina Alexa - kapena mwina wina m'banja la dzinali ndiponso sindikufuna chisokonezo. Mulimonsemo, inu mosavuta kusintha mawu Echo pakachitika. Kutero, kutsegula app Alexa pa wanu foni yamakono kapena piritsi, Pitani ku Zikhazikiko, ndiye alemba pa Echo wanu ndikupeza kusintha "Rute mawu". Inu mukuona inu ndi zosankha atatu: "Alexa", "Amazon" kapena "Echo" - mwachisoni, inu simungakhoze kusankha dzina lanu. Mukhozanso mukufuna kupita phokoso & zidziwitso ndi athe Audio mayankho - wofatsa "boop" - pamene Echo akamva dzina Alexa a, kotero inu mukudziwa pamene akumvetsera.

Umakhalapo pakalendala yanu

Mmodzi wa Echo a zidule zambiri zothandiza amatha kukuuzani zochitika ndi maudindo iwe ukubwera. Kulumikiza pakalendala yanu Google, mophweka kupita zoikamo mu pulogalamuyi Alexa, ndiye ndikupeza kalendala>kalendala Google>umakhalapo chifukwa kalendala Google. Ndi zimenezi, mukhoza mafunso monga: "Alexa, pamene ndi kuikidwa kwanga kotsatira?", kapena "Alexa, zimene Ine ndikuchita Loweruka madzulo?"Mutha kupanga zinthu zatsopano, kwambiri. Basi kuchenjezedwa kuti Alexa alibe mfundo iliyonse zachinsinsi: ngati muli ndi Pamalo chinsinsi analemba mu pakalendala yanu Google, musadabwe ngati amatayika nyemba ndi membala moti banja.

Kukhazikitsa magalimoto ndi masewera zosintha

The Echo setup process prompts you to provide your home address, so Alexa can immediately offer local weather and news reports. If you tell the Echo where you work, you can also get traffic reports for your commute. Kuti tichite zimenezi, open the Alexa app, Pitani ku Zikhazikiko>traffic and tap to enter your work address, along with any relevant waypoints along the route. You can now ask “Alexa, how’s the traffic?” for a live update. Alexa can also read you headlines and more from our sister publication, ndi Guardian: just enable the “skill” on the Echo app, ndiye, mwachitsanzo, kunena: "Alexa, ask the Guardian to give me the football headlines.”

Connect your smart home devices

The Echo can control a wide range of connected home devices, such as thermostats and smart lighting. In some cases, this may require you to equip Alexa with a new “skill”: kutero, kupita maluso>magawo>anzeru kunyumba ndi kufunafuna chipangizo. Kamodzi inu kukhazikitsa, chabe ndikuuzeni Alexa kuti "kupeza zipangizo". Ndiye mukhoza kukhazikitsa malamulo monga "Alexa, anapereka Nest kutentha kwa 20 madigiri "kapena" Alexa, adzawalitsa kuunika kuchipinda ". Mu anzeru kunyumba>magulu inu komanso kupeza mphamvu ya kulenga magulu dzina lake zipangizo, kotero inu mukhoza - mwachitsanzo - kutembenukira nyali zanu zonse kunja kapena kuvula ndi lamulo limodzi.

Pezani kugula

The Echo zikhale zosavuta kwambiri choti zinthu Amazon. Ngati muli ndi nkhani Amazon yaikulu yomwe yayikidwa chifukwa chimodzi pitani inalamula, inu amatha kugula chikumbumtima pulogalamuyi Alexa. Kuika lamulo, kungoyankha kuti "Alexa, pofuna Black Galasi pa DVD "kapena" Alexa, kulamula Kinoya organic ", and confirm the purchase when Alexa reads it back to you. You can also add items to your basket for later review. If you have children in the house it might be a good idea to leave this feature turned off, Komabe: you can set up a four-digit pin, but since you have to say it out loud to authorise a purchase, it probably won’t stay secret for long.

You can use Alexa to control the Nest smart thermostat.
You can use Alexa to control the Nest smart thermostat. Chithunzi: Samuel Gibbs for the Observer

Connect your Spotify account

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can ask Alexa to play selections from more than 1m popular hits and playlists in the Prime music streaming service. The Echo can also play songs from your personal Amazon music library – you can upload up to 250 tracks free. If you have a Spotify premium account, ndi Echo akhoza kukhamukira kumeneko komanso: chabe umakhalapo mu pulogalamuyi Alexa pansi pa zoikamo>nyimbo & media, ndiye kukhazikitsa lamulo monga "Alexa, kumagwira Air Usikuuno ku Spotify ". Ngati simukufuna kuti mwachindunji gwero nthawi iliyonse, ndikupeza "Sankhani kusakhulupirika nyimbo ntchito" ndi kusankha Spotify ku menyu limapezeka.

Khutu ku siteshoni mumaikonda wailesi

The Echo alibe FM wolandila, koma integrates ndi TuneIn kupereka mwayi osiyanasiyana yaikulu wailesi pa Intaneti. Kungoyankha kuti "Alexa, kusewera Radio 4 "kapena" Alexa, kusewera Mtheradi 80s "kumvetsera. Popeza TuneIn ndi utumiki lonse, pali kutali onse osiyanasiyana ogulitsira kusankha kuposa inu mutapeza ndi wolandila wokhazikika - mungachite WDDH ku New York, or ABC Adelaide? You’ll find the full list of stations at tunein.com. You can also ask Echo to play music from a particular genre.

Alexa, tell me a story

If you’re a fan of the spoken word, you’ve probably built up a library of Audible audiobooks. Now Echo can play them to you: kungoyankha kuti "Alexa, play A Brief History of Time", and assuming the book’s in your Audible library, the narrative will begin. As with music, you can tell Alexa to pause and resume as needed: “go back” skips back 30 masekondi, while “next chapter” and “previous chapter” work as you’d expect. Echo may soon be able to read out Kindle books too, since the feature is already available to US users. Her delivery won’t be as natural as a professional storyteller, Komabe, ndipo sayembekezera kuti achite zimene anthuwo akulankhula.

Kukatenga pitsa mwa Monga Idyani app, sipangakhalenso zogwirizana Alexa.
Kukatenga pitsa mwa Monga Idyani app, sipangakhalenso zogwirizana Alexa. Chithunzi: basi Idyani

Kuyitanitsa takeaway

Luso kulola Echo kwa mawonekedwe ndi ntchito zenizeni dziko, ndipo sakhala weniweni kuposa JustEat. Kamodzi inu anaika luso (ndi zogwirizana kwa anu Idyani nkhani), mungathe kulamula chakudya popanda kukweza chala. Kumene, palibe amene amafuna kumvera Alexa werengani ndi menyu lonse, kotero kuti tsopano msonkhano okha kubwereza malangizo a mbiriyakale: munganene kuti "Alexa, kufunsa Monga Idyani kwa reorder pitsa "kapena" Alexa, kufunsa Monga Idyani kwa reorder ramen ". Mofanana ndi Amazon mawu kugula, palibe kanthu kuteteza utumiki kuchokera mwa wozunzidwa ana Nditchimo, but perhaps that won’t be a big problem for the single men it’s evidently aimed at.

Work up a sweat

After you’ve devoured a few takeaways, you may need a spot of exercise. Alexa can help here too: one of the most popular features is the seven-minute workout, in which Alexa guides you through a short programme of timed exercises, including jumping jacks, press-ups and wall sits. If you’re not sure how an exercise should be done, you can see a graphical tutorial within the Alexa app. There’s no musical accompaniment – just a ticking timer sound – but you can start your own playlist and hear it quietly in the background. In future, the developers plan to extend the feature so you can track your performance and get access to a wider range of exercises.

Enjoy games and Easter eggs

In the skills library, under games, trivia & accessories, you’ll find dozens of games you can play with Alexa, including interactive quizzes, bingo, and even blackjack. Alexa can roll virtual dice for you too – with any number of sides – and she plays a mean game of rock, pepala, scissors. If that’s too simple for you, she can also play the more sophisticated “rock, pepala, scissors, lizard, Spock” variant. If you’re looking for more cerebral stimulation, try asking some philosophical questions, such as whether Santa Claus exists or who let the dogs out. Alexa has a lot of smart responses, and she’s well versed in films, books and TV shows.

Expand and accessories

The Echo receives regular software upgrades: to find out about new features, go to things to try>what’s new? in the Alexa app. It’s also worth keeping an eye on the skills library, as new capabilities are being added all the time. And if you want to expand your coverage into other rooms of your house, consider investing in the Echo Dot – a miniature version of the Echo costing £50 – or £250 for a pack of six. It has the same capabilities as the full-sized Echo, just with a smaller speaker – and if you like, you can connect an external speaker with a cable or over Bluetooth.

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