If you’re a gadget junkie and you want to use your phone or tablet as a Wi-Fi hotspot, there’s no better way to do it than with an Alexa-powered smart speaker.
Alexa-enabled smart speakers are usually cheap and have a decent price tag, but there’s also an Alexa voice assistant for Android devices, which has a built-in camera and microphone that can be used to do some of the same things as a smart speaker, but with a much more pleasant sound.
Amazon Echo’s voice assistant is called Alexa, and it has a microphone, camera, and microphone for voice-controlled devices, like the EchoDot, Echo Dot 2, and the Echo Dot 3.
You can find it in Amazon’s Echo Store, and while it has some features, like voice search, it’s still fairly basic.
There are a lot of ways to get started with Alexa, though, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Alexa-based home automation options for you.
First, here are the best Alexa-supported smart speakers available right now.
Amazon’s Alexa-branded Echo Dot speaker with Amazon Alexa voice assistants and Alexa support.
Amazon Alexa-led Echo Dot smart speakers include the Alexa voice-activated assistant and Alexa Remote, which let you control a number of devices via voice commands.
You also get an Alexa Music app, which lets you play music from Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, and more.
Alexa Voice is Amazon’s default voice assistant on most Echo devices.
Alexa has a dedicated app for Android, iOS, and Apple TV, and there’s an Alexa Skill that can do some basic voice commands and control devices through the Alexa app.
Alexa’s voice can also be controlled with the Alexa Assistant app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, but it’s not as intuitive.
If you can’t get Alexa to do the basics, you can use the Alexa Voice Remote to play music and access the Amazon Music app from the Echo.
Alexa and Alexa Voice will be your two most important home automation tools, and you’ll probably want them together.
Amazon says you can stream music from the Amazon Echo and Amazon Alexa devices, but you’ll need to be connected to the same Wi-FI network as the devices you want Alexa to talk to.
The Echo Dot will also work with Apple TV and Android devices if you plug the two devices into the same wireless network.
Alexa can also talk to Alexa Voice, so if you have an Echo Dot, it’ll listen to your commands and listen to music.
The Alexa Remote is a simple device that connects to your Alexa device and lets you control your smart home devices through voice commands, voice search and other voice commands that can’t be used with the Echo Voice Remote.
Amazon is also making the Echo voice assistant compatible with its own Alexa-connected speakers.
You get one Echo Dot with Alexa support and one Echo for $40.
Amazon also has a pair of Echo Dot Dots that can work with the Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant and Alexa.
These devices also cost $40 and $40, respectively.
Amazon said the Echo devices have a speaker that can generate up to 160 decibels and a microphone that works with both voice commands as well as music.
These Alexa-compatible Echo Dot and Echo Dot 4 are available for $60.
You don’t need a smart device with an Echo voice-enabled remote to use Alexa, but the Echo-connected Echo Dot’s remote will be more intuitive.
You’ll need a Wi, Bluetooth, or Ethernet connection to connect to your home, and Alexa will use your home’s Wi-fi network to listen to commands and play music.
It will also have a microphone for talking to the device, and some smart speakers have microphones, too.
You will need to add Alexa to your HomeKit network, though.
Alexa is not available in all countries, so you’ll have to check with your local retailer to see if you can connect to the Echo or Echo Dot through the Echo network.
If Alexa can’t reach your home through your home network, you’ll be prompted to connect using your Alexa Voice remote.
To connect to Alexa through the HomeKit protocol, you have to add the Alexa Skill to your Amazon Echo device.
Alexa will then be able to speak to your Echo Dot or Echo Dots and listen for voice commands in the Alexa App.
Alexa voice commands work like regular voice commands on the Alexa interface, and they can be done with up to 20 different commands.
For example, you could say “Alexa, play ‘Let’s Go Out to the Ballgame,'” and Alexa would play “Let’s go out to the ballgame,” then ask “Alexah, what’s the score?”
Alexa will play a song based on the current score.
The song will then change depending on the time and date you type.
You could say, “Alexamatic, let’s go to the game tomorrow.”
Alexa will also play “Get a drink of water