Amazon Echo – Ready for Super Bowl

Need an assistant to help you plan a Super Bowl party? The Amazon Echo is a voice-activated device that performs a variety of tasks by listening to your spoken commands. It can be placed anywhere in your home, preferably in an area where you and your family need hands-free answers and quick access to information (e.g. kitchen, living room). The Echo can also play music, control various home automation devices, communicate with select apps, and of course, order products from Amazon. The voice assistant that is included with the Echo is known as Alexa, and in some ways, is similar to Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Watch Amazon’s video and read the article below to learn about some of the things that the Echo can do. Would you find this type of device useful in your home?

Amazon Echo is a sleeper hit, and the rest of America is about to find out about it for the first time (from Quartz)

Posted in Home Automation, Speech Recognition