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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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Amazon Fire TV For Dummies

Published 01-09-2020

Enjoy more entertainment with this friendly user guide to making the most of Amazon Fire TV!

Find and watch more of the shows you enjoy with Amazon Fire TV For Dummies. This book guides you through Fire TV connections and setup and then shows you how to get the most out of your device. This guide is the convenient way to access quick viewing tips, so there’s no need to search online for information or feel frustrated. With this book by your side, you’ll quickly feel right at home with your streaming device.

Content today can be complicated. You want to watch shows on a variety of sources, such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and the top premium channels. Amazon’s media device organizes the streaming of today’s popular content services. It lets you use a single interface to connect to the entertainment you can’t wait to watch. This book helps you navigate your Fire TV to find the content you really want. It will show you how to see your favorite movies, watch binge-worthy TV shows, and even play games on Fire TV.

  • Get the information you need to set up and start using Fire TV.
  • Understand the basics of how to use the device
  • Explore an array of useful features and streaming opportunities
  • Learn techniques to become a streaming pro
Conquer the world of Fire TV with one easy-to-understand book. Soon you’ll be discovering the latest popcorn-worthy shows.

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