Last week with Alexa – 2/16/20

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New Features

This week, I’m highlighting two new features with Alexa!

The first is the new ability to change the rate of which Alexa speaks to you. You can set this using your voice:

  • “Alexa, speak faster”
  • “Alexa, speak slower”
  • “Alexa, reset the speaking speed”

The next feature is routine creation via voice. You can now use voice commands to create simple routines.

Things To Try

  • “Alexa, What’s on your mind?”
  • “Alexa, reset the equalizer.”
    • Resets the equalizer on your Echo Device
  • “Alexa, where can I get a coffee?”
  • “Alexa, I want the truth.”
  • “Alexa, what is your quest?”
  • “Alexa, what’s the first rule of Fight Club?”
  • “Alexa, what’s the second rule of Fight Club?”
  • “Alexa, are you SkyNet?”
  • “Alexa, show me the money.”
  • “Alexa, can you pass the Turing test?”

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