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Author McFedries, Paul, author.

Title Alexa / by Paul McFedries.

Publication Info. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  006.3 MCF    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Note Includes index.
Contents Getting started with Alexa. Getting to know Alexa ; Setting up Alexa and your devices ; Learning Alexa basics -- Having fun with Alexa. Playing media ; Communicating with Alexa ; Using Alexa at home -- Getting more out of your relationship with Alexa. Asking Alexa questions ; Adding skills to Alexa ; Making Alexa accessible -- Controlling your smart home. Setting up your smart home ; Uncovering some smarter smart-home techniques -- The part of tens. Ten (times ten) ridiculously fun Alexa tricks ; Ten things that can go wrong with Alexa (and how to fix them) ; Ten ways to beef up Alexa security and privacy.
Summary "Whether you'll use Alexa to send text messages, play music, control your thermostat, look up recipes, replenish your pantry, or just search the internet for information, you'll find detailed instructions in this fun and easy-to-understand guide. Amazon's hugely popular family of Echo devices has made Alexa a household name. She can answer your questions, entertain you, and even help around the house. Alexa for Dummies is the perfect guide for Alexa users who want to get up and running with their Echo devices. From basic setup to making the most of Alexa's powerful smart home capabilities, this is your one-stop resource to all things Alexa. Set up and personalize your Alexa device with an Amazon account and custom settings, including your preferred Alexa voice. Use Alexa to play music throughout your home, stream videos online, and meet all your entertainment needs. Unlock the power of advanced features like Alexa Skills and make your Alexa accessible. Turn your ordinary house into a modern smart home with advanced smart home features and Echo accessories. The virtual assistant you've dreamed of is now a reality with your favorite Echo device."--Publisher's description.
Subject (Firm) (Firm) (OCoLC)fst00752301
Intelligent personal assistants (Computer software)
Automatic speech recognition.
Streaming technology (Telecommunications)
Streaming audio.
Embedded Internet devices.
Wireless communication systems.
Home automation.
Automatic speech recognition. (OCoLC)fst00822769
Embedded Internet devices. (OCoLC)fst01742162
Home automation. (OCoLC)fst00959102
Intelligent personal assistants (Computer software) (OCoLC)fst01894140
Streaming audio. (OCoLC)fst01748555
Streaming technology (Telecommunications) (OCoLC)fst01134637
Wireless communication systems. (OCoLC)fst01176209
ISBN 9781119565864 (paperback)
1119565863 (paperback)
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