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Alexa For Dummies

Published 08-31-2021

Make your every wish Alexa’s command with this in-depth guide to the wildly popular Amazon smart speaker 

You might be thinking, “All I have to do is plug in my Echo device and start using it!” And you’d be right. But if you really want to explore what that compact little device can do, then Alexa For Dummies is your go-to resource. This book shows you how to customize your device to respond to your requests and enhance your life. 

Alexa For Dummies takes you on a tour of all things Alexa: its capabilities, tools, settings, and skills. Go beyond the basics of playing music, calling friends, reading the news, and checking the weather. You’ll learn how to make Alexa private and secure, connect it to your smart home devices, and even make it sound like Samuel L. Jackson, if you feel like it. You can also extend its capabilities by adding new skills. 

  • Customize your device to respond to your voice 
  • Troubleshoot when a light is signaling something’s wrong 
  • Add skills to play music and audiobooks 
  • Create routines to turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, set your security alarm, and lock your doors 
  • Sync your smart devices throughout your home 
  • Use Alexa to connect to a Zoom meeting or phone call with your friends or family 

No matter which device you have—Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Loop, Echo Buds, or Echo Frames—Alexa For Dummies is the perfect companion. Ready to get started? Say “Hey, Alexa, order Alexa For Dummies!” 

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