Get ready to learn how you can save money on multiple streaming services and add the best of them to your Amazon Echo device. Even though you may have added a smart thermostat, this is when you want to make quick adjustments to get your home to the ideal temperature. Then, scammers beware. Alexa can have the police dispatched to a burglarized house.
Use Alexa as a speaker
You probably know by now that Alexa has a speaker with adjustable volume, but you should take advantage of this feature and connect Bluetooth-enabled devices and music subscription services to get the most out of it.You can connect services like amazon musicApple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Audible (if you like audiobooks) to name a few.
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Change your default music service
Let’s say you’re a Spotify user and you want to connect your Spotify account to your Alexa account so you can play your favorite music or podcasts directly from Spotify. It’s very simple:
- Open your Alexa app
- Click on the three horizontal lines in the lower right corner more
- tap set up
- scroll and click Music and Podcasts
- First, you should link a new service – if you see it listed (like Spotify), click on it or click on Link New Service + choose another
- click enable use you may need to click emission set link
Set up Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker
If your Alexa device is connected to the same WiFi network as one of your devices (such as a smartphone or computer), you can connect the two to select your Alexa device as the speaker.
How to set up ALEXA for emergencies
You can use your voice to ask Alexa to play music, or do whatever else you want after you set up your new music service. Or you can select your Alexa device as a speaker while playing something on your personal device.
- First, make sure your Alexa device and your personal device are connected to the same WiFi
- Make sure your smartphone or computer (or whatever you use) is connected to Bluetooth
- Open the app you want to play music from (here we use Spotify as an example)
- You need to choose a device to play music on
- Add your Alexa device
- Now you can choose to play music from your personal device or your Alexa speakers
There are many ways to use Alexa to turn your house into a smart home, but controlling the temperature is definitely one of the most underrated and useful ways to use the device.You need to upgrade to a smart thermostat But once you do, you’ll be able to more easily (and remotely!) control the temperature in your home while saving money on your electric bill.
Protect your home and family
Make sure Alexa is set up for emergencies. Click here to learn how to set up emergency contacts on Alexa, but we’ve also broken down two subscription services that could save a life or a family.
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Alexa Guardian Allows you to make emergency calls, receive alerts about your home when you’re not there, and gives you an extra layer of security by keeping unwanted guests at bay.
alexa together Allows you to help you care for loved ones remotely and provides a 24/7 emergency helpline. If the person you want to support has an Alexa Echo device and an Amazon account, you can set up an Alexa Together subscription for them.
Learn more about protecting your family and family with these additional Amazon services here.
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