如何获得最佳的从Alexa的?

How Do I Get The Best From Alexa?

狡猾的和创造性的黑客, 套件的应用程序和位与您的Amazon Echo和其头像使用


技术Guardian.co.uk这篇文章题为 “我如何从Alexa的最好?” 写由塞缪尔·吉布斯, 上周六8月4日观察员 2018 14.00 世界标准时间

智能扬声器接管英国家庭. 一 近期机构YouGov调查 发现号已经在三个月内翻番, 周围 10% 英国人的一个拥有 - 这 75% 这些都是亚马逊回声设备. 绝大多数用于类似的音乐播放,并回答一般知识问题的基本任务 - 但正确的技巧, 技巧, 技能和配件,你可以得到回声的数字助理Alexa的做任何事情...

顶级黑客和技巧

隐私问题,请
您可以随时静音的回声设备停止监听的麦克风, 但如果你关心你已经过共享, 删除您的录音和查询历史是下一步. 这样做很容易: 你可以在Alexa的应用程序选择单独录音, 或采取核选项,您的每日删除, 每周, 通过亚马逊网站的Alexa的隐私设置每月或整个历史.

'晚餐准备好了!
如果您有多个设备的Alexa你可以用它们作为你的家的对讲. 刚接近一个说: “Alexa的, 滴在… (插入其他Alexa的设备名称)”; 然后通过它说话,听到谁是在另一端.

乐满屋子
如果你有多个回声喇叭周围点缀, 你可以用它们来演奏音乐的多房间, 类似这样昂贵的系统,如Sonos的工作. 只需将它们添加到合适的组和播放音乐,只是楼下, 楼上或全部在同一时间.

例程
一旦你的语音控制灯光和其他位, 下一阶段是建立自定义命令, 或“套路”,在Alexa的讲话. 创建它们是通过Alexa的应用程序简单: 只需添加设备, 给例程的名称,并设置行动. 希望当你告诉Alexa的晚安关掉所有的灯? 现在你可以.

什么是光的名字再次?
控制灯等智能家居设备是伟大的, 如果你能记住他们叫什么. 如果你不断地忘记了光的名字, 您可以使用Alexa的组给每个设备的多个名称. 每次尝试的时间与错误的名称将其打开, 创建一组与该名称和光添加到它. 下一次,你说的那个名字, 它会工作得很好. 你可以有任意数量的组与他们相同的光或设备.

选择智能灯泡从挂弯曲的调暗空间
轻松升级: 上展出智能灯泡在国际消费电子展, 拉斯维加斯, 内华达, 今年早些时候. 照片: 宰ç香港/关闭

热门配件

回声按钮
官方配件都寥寥可数, 但 回声按钮 是您通过蓝牙与你的回音配对玩游戏一点点亮按钮. 大多数的选项是竞猜型, 与回声充当你的智力竞赛节目主持人. 多达四个可以在任何时间进行连接的聚会播放.

回声点电池
如果你曾经希望你可以把你的 回声点 没有电源线挂出的地方, 或把它与你的道路上, 你需要一个电池. 有几种可供下£30, 如 Smatree便携式电池基地 简单地绕点剪辑和插头插入其上的电源端口. 然而, 由于回声点使用微型USB电源你可以使用任何USB电池 - 它只是不会看起来漂亮. 您仍然需要无线网络为它, 但你可以随时使用手机作为热点.

上的高碱红色电风扇

“Alexa的, 开灯
一旦你有你的回音设置为您的智能家居开始, 声控灯泡都可以使最简单有效的升级之一 - 只是交换你哑巴灯泡智能一个.

各种可以从10£向上. 飞利浦流行 色调灯泡 can connect directly to the Echo Plus but need the Hue Hub with other Echo devices.

Alexa can switch bulbs on and off via voice or change their colour. Using routines you can also get them to turn on at sunset or any other time, or in combination with other bits, eg to flash red when someone presses your connected doorbell button.

“Alexa的, turn on the fan’
Smart bulbs are great, but you can also give Alexa the ability to control almost anything plugged into a power socket. Smart plugs cost from £10 upwards, with Belkin’s wifi-connected WeMo and TP-Link’s Smart WiFi Plug proving popular.

Once hooked up, Alexa can turn on or off anything plugged into it, including fans, lamps and coffee machines.

Alexa的, show me the front door.
Using an 回声显示Spot, you can have a live feed from cameras such as Google’s Nest or Amazon’s Ring. One of the best is the £179 battery-powered Ring Video Doorbell 2, which can be installed just about anywhere without wiring. 简单地说“Alexa的, show me the front door”, to see who’s calling.

Sonos via voice
The Echo’s speaker is adequate but if your ears are more demanding, Sonos’s excellent multiroom speakers are Alexa-compatible. 该 Sonos的一 has Alexa built in, but you can control any of the Play series of speakers via an Alexa device, including the Dot by adding the Sonos skill. Then it’s as simple as saying: “Alexa的, play music on kitchen”, or whatever your Sonos speaker is called.

Top skills

Alexa的, how do you say ‘What’s the time?’ in Japanese?
If you’re learning a new language, or just curious, 该 Translated skill is worth a spin. It’ll translate phrases from English into 36 other languages,; all you have to do is ask. You can slow down the translation, or repeat it if you didn’t quite manage to catch it.

paloma faith poses in red lipstick for a headshot
Children’s favourite: Paloma Faith. 照片: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Paloma’s Bedtime
To add some celebrity stardust to your kids’ bedtime, turn to popstar Paloma Faith’s Paloma’s Bedtime skill. It’ll sing lullabies, read stories, play sleep sounds such as white noise, water or wind, and other bits. You have to like Paloma Faith, but it appears children frequently do.

Earplay
If you’ve ever wished radio dramas or audiobooks were interactive, you need to check out the series of Earplay skills. They feature choose-your-own-adventure-style stories through Alexa. There are a few good free ones to choose from with shorts and demos of others that are worth your time.

“Alexa的, ask TrackR to find my phone
Lost your smartphone again? Alexa can help you find it with the TrackR skill. Activate the free skill on Alexa, link it with the free app on your Android or iPhone, then simply ask Alexa to make your phone ring, even if it’s on silent.

a young woman exercising with small weights

7-Minute Workout
Alexa can help you exercise. 该 7-Minute Workout skill will guide you through an exercise routine. You can pause it to give yourself a breather, and there are images and tutorials available in the Alexa app on your phone to help you get the exercises right.

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