The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change our everyday lifestyle and living habits. People have inclined towards a more sedentary lifestyle and it is not their fault to be less physical throughout the day. It is the time that is brutal. Well, we can take the help of our smartphones, internet services, voice assistants, and smart home products to make our lives easier. Smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa or Google Siri can be a lot of handy in such scenarios.
From gossiping “Alexa, kya bolti tu” to general knowledge “Alexa, what is Deja vu?”, we have tested out some cool features of Amazon Alexa that can help you and your family at home and bring up some great time to spend.
1. Make Amazon Alexa your exercise buddy
To tackle the lockdown laziness, you can ask a set of questions like ”Alexa, help me do yoga”, “Alexa, open Daily Stretch” or “Alexa, start five-minute plank” and set it on a regular interval for utmost benefits.
2. Improve mental health
Users can also use Alexa as a companion of themselves. They can perform simpler tasks such as “Alexa, tell me a joke” or “Alexa, help me meditate” which, in general, could make you feel better and confident as well.
3. Learn new recipes while you stay home
With Alexa, you can keep all information at your counter that will make you more comfortable during a cook. You can command it to play, pause, and repeat any steps. Users can also ask Alexa to count the calorie intake of the ingredients in their dish.
4. Explore music by new ways of asking for it
“Alexa, play the music that is trending in Bangalore”; “Alexa, play songs I haven’t heard in a while”; “Alexa, play songs I heard in February”; and “Alexa, who is the singer of this song” are some of the newest ways to enjoy your music vibes.
5. Make kids learn new things
Well, this may sound both interesting and threatening, to engage your child with technology at an early age, but having small skill learning sessions Animal Workout, Sesame Street, 1-2-3 Math, Kids Quiz, Math Facts, and Curiosity could help them start learning from an early age.
6. Learn a new language
While there a tonne of great things to explore as a kid, Alexa has various new skills via which any adult could interact and learn. You can learn a new language, learn the culture of a region, listen to some unknown facts about a place, or simply get to know with the significance of a topic from your choice.
7. Wake up to your favorite tunes with music alarms
Waking up while your favorite musician is playing a smooth tune in the background is a major boost to your mood. Alexa can set your alarm tone with a specific tune and play it the next morning. You can also set it up for a regular basis as well.
8. Reclaim your peace of mind with a relaxing companion
We all loved to hear old relic stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata, and parts from Bhagavad Gita. But if you want to listen to them from celebrities including Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Anupam Kher, and Ratna Pathak Shah, just say, “Alexa, start Ramayan Katha”.
9. Maximize family-fun time with games
Who wouldn’t want to spend a little time with their family, while keeping your eyes away from those screens? Shout out, “Alexa, open Akinator”, “Alexa, play impossible Bollywood quiz”; “Alexa, open Number Guessing Game”; “Alexa, play true or false”.
10. Stay connected through voice and video calls
Alexa supports audio and video calling via Skype app. To perform voice-activated voice and video calls, simply link your Skype account with Amazon Alexa app on your phone. And give simple commands like “Alexa, call Dad on Skype” to exercise this feature.