Alexa Amazon Echo Dot First Steps and Settings

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For a long time I wanted to try one of these Amazon Echo and a few weeks ago mine arrived, but what is it and what can be done with them? let's configure and test a little. Amazon Echo is a smart speaker with additional functions such as the ability to send voice commands, ask questions and receive answers, links to Alexa who is a virtual assistant in the cloud, also allows you to play music, how the speaker works and connects to the Internet the device will receive only commands that start with the word Alexa.

We will talk a little about the device and whether functionality features as well as disadvantages.

What does Alexa do?

It is not simply a music player, you can ask for a specific singer or album, obviously you should have a compatible music service such as Amazon Music, Spotify and Pandora you can also tune in the radio stations enabled in TuneIn and iHeartRadio, some services are free , send messages, receive calls as it is also a bluetooth handsfree.

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Alexa Amazon Echo Dot First Steps and Settings

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Alexa Amazon Echo Dot Primeros pasos y Configuración

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Step 1: Echo Dot (Second Generation)

Echo Dot (Second Generation)

Amazon has a variety of smart devices in my case, it's called Echo Dotis the device that does all the magic, this is the second generation, since it has some improvements regarding its predecessor now has volume buttons, the speaker It is very compact, has a matrix of 7 omnidirectional microphones for 360 degree voice recognition, allows recognition from one room to another.

It has an audio output of 3.5mm audio output to amplify your music, a USB connector for power, no battery adapter or charger recommended to 5v 2A.

The Echo Dot, are available in black and white colors in my case.

Step 2: Tutorial: Set Up Amazon Echo Dot From Zero

Tutorial: Set up Amazon Echo Dot from Zero

There are 2 methods to configure and connect the Amazon Echo Dotwith Alexa the virtual assistant:

Configuring from the Amazon Alexa App, available for Android and iOS. Configuring from the Web Client "website Alexa" of alexa.amazon.com. Analyzing both methods I recommend the configuration from the page, it is more practical only requires that your PC has wifi to connect momentarily toEcho Dot, the inconvenience or mishap with the app is only available in the case of Android in the latest versions, You must have a smartphone that is not very old.

Step 3: Review & Configuration Amazon Echo Dot Alexa 2nd Generation

Complete Tutorials PDAControl

Alexa Amazon Echo Dot First Steps and Settings

http://pdacontrolen.com/alexa-amazon-echo-dot-first-steps-and-settings/

Alexa Amazon Echo Dot Primeros pasos y Configuración

http://pdacontroles.com/alexa-amazon-echo-dot-primeros-pasos-y-configuracion/

Step 4: What Things Can Be Tested With Alexa

What things can be tested with Alexa

You can ask her questions about her, ask questions like who the president is, ask her to do mathematical operations, remember in English or in German depending on your previous configuration.

One of the first questions I asked was "Alexa what's Weather in Cali" I asked about the weather in my city Cali, Colombia and without any problem answered and from the web interface at alexa.amazon.comI could also see the answer in time real.

Step 5: Practical Implementations

We have seen implementations of Amazon Alexa and AWS or Amazon Web Service which we will talk about later, it is worth trying these implementations with MQTT. We have seen implementations of speech recognition with ESP8266 and ESP32, which is worth trying and adapting. It calls me more attention to try ESP32 for its performance and processing capacity than its predecessor.

Step 6: More Information and Donwloads

Complete Tutorials PDAControl

Alexa Amazon Echo Dot First Steps and Settings

http://pdacontrolen.com/alexa-amazon-echo-dot-first-steps-and-settings/

Alexa Amazon Echo Dot Primeros pasos y Configuración

http://pdacontroles.com/alexa-amazon-echo-dot-primeros-pasos-y-configuracion/

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