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Alexa For Dummies

McFedries, Paul


1. Auflage Dezember 2018
304 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-56586-4
John Wiley & Sons

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Upgrade your Echo expertise with this Dummies guide to all things Alexa

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.

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.
* 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. Let Alexa For Dummies make your wish Alexa's command.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Alexa 5

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Alexa 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Alexa and Your Devices 21

Chapter 3: Learning Alexa Basics 43

Part 2: Having Fun with Alexa 57

Chapter 4: Playing Media 59

Chapter 5: Communicating with Alexa 83

Chapter 6: Using Alexa at Home 101

Part 3: Getting More out of Your Relationship with Alexa 131

Chapter 7: Asking Alexa Questions 133

Chapter 8: Adding Skills to Alexa 143

Chapter 9: Making Alexa Accessible 159

Part 4: Controlling Your Smart Home 173

Chapter 10: Setting Up Your Smart Home 175

Chapter 11: Uncovering Some Smarter Smart-Home Techniques 197

Part 5: The Part of Tens 219

Chapter 12: Ten (Times Ten) Ridiculously Fun Alexa Tricks 221

Chapter 13: Ten Things That Can Go Wrong with Alexa (And How to Fix Them) 229

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Beef Up Alexa Security and Privacy 245

Index 263
Paul McFedries has worked with, programmed, and, yes, talked to computers large and small since 1975. Although he's now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, database developer, and website developer. He has written more than 95 books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide.