In the last few years, various technologies, such as smart displays and virtual assistants, have prominently been introduced in the market. One such product is the Amazon Echo, smart speakers that are developed by Amazon.
Amazon Echo had seen some significant upgrades since its launch back in 2016. There are also a number of featured skills that you can try with the device; in fact, there are thousands of skills that Amazon Echo offers.
Below you will find some of the best Amazon Echo skills that you should try using.
Music and Radio
This is probably the most utilized Amazon Echo skill. The reason should be obvious, right? If you want to play something quickly, then it’s obviously easier to ask Alexa to play a particular song or tune in to a particular radio station.
By default, Amazon Echo uses Amazon Music for music playback, but you could still use other music playing services like Spotify and Google Play Music. With regard to radio playback, Alexa is fully integrated with TuneIn, so it’s pretty simple to tune in to various radio stations. You simply have to ask for any station and it will automatically start playing.
Find your Phone
Ever experienced forgetting where you placed your phone? Well, Amazon Echo has a solution for that. You can use the TrackR skill in those situations. You simply have to ask Alexa to ring your phone and it will enable your phone to ring at full volume, even if you put it in silent mode.
Inquiring about Flight Status
We all know how frustrating it is to have your flight delayed. Now, there is an Alexa skill that can help you easily check the status of a particular plane. In order to use the skill, you just need to say “flight” and the number of the plane, and then Alexa will give you the most recent status update.
Inquiring about Train Delays
Aside from checking flight status, you can now check for train delays using your Amazon Echo. The skill, which is created by the National Rail, provides details on real-time departures and arrivals. In order to use this skill, you just have to select a regular journey and ask Alexa how your commute is in order to learn if trains are delayed or not.
Get an Uber
There are times when we need a quick ride home or to the office. Now, you can activate the Uber skill in the Alexa app. Using this skill, you can book a ride without ever touching your phone. What’s more, it will let you know how far away the closest car is, as well as letting you know if there is a surge in the price before you accept a ride.
For times when you can’t decide where you want to eat, you can now ask Alexa for nearby restaurants that offer the best food and service. Then, Alexa will list a number of restaurants for you and let you choose any cuisine you want.
If you aren’t in the mood to go out to eat, you can also ask Alexa for restaurants that offer takeaway orders. All you need to do is tell Alexa your preferred takeaway order and she will do the rest.
There are plenty of other Alexa skills that are available for you to try. Try using them all and see how it benefits your day-to-day living.