Alexa is Amazon's virtual assistant, likefor the , but Alexa is built into smart devices like the and the . There are seven different available today.
Say the wake word "Alexa" to your Echo speaker and then, with a simple voice command, you can play music,, shop on Amazon, search the internet, set reminders and more. The Echo has a very powerful microphone that uses what's called "far-field" technology. It's so good it can hear you from across a room.
And if you have multiple Echo speakers, only the closest Amazon device will respond, thanks to a feature called, or ESP.
Here's the various smart home gadgets Alexa can control. Currently, Alexa is built in to the following devices:, and here are
- -- The Echo Look costs $100 and assesses your clothing choices with AI tech.
- -- The Echo Show 5 costs $90 and has a built-in 5.5-inch screen.
- -- The Echo Spot costs $130 has a smaller screen, but works like the Echo Show and the Echo Show 5.
That list only covers the Alexa-enabled smart speakers and displays that Amazon makes itself., too, including phones, lamps, , TVs and refrigerators.