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Amazon Alexa

By AMZN Mobile LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

A NEW WAY TO USE INTEGRATED DEVICES
The updated Alexa App Smart Home section lets you view the state and control your smart lights, locks and thermostats. When you are on-the go, use the app to quickly check the status of your lock or turn off your lights. You can also navigate to the device’s settings page to rename the device or disable it. The new Multi-Room Music section allows users to designate a group for devices on the same Wi-Fi network. Once created, group names can be used to control music playback. The new Routines section allows users to automate a series of Smart Home and audio actions with one custom command. The new capabilities are available to customers with iPhones on iOS 9.0 or later.

CONNECT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
With the Alexa App, you can call and message Amazon Echo device owners and anyone else with the Alexa App on their phones. When you’re away from home, use the app to make a quick call or send a message to your family’s Echo. Use Drop In to instantly connect with your devices for a call. For example, you can drop in to let the family know it’s time for dinner or check in on the baby’s nursery.

ALWAYS READY, CONNECTED, AND FAST
For Alexa device owners, the free Amazon Alexa App is a companion to your Alexa device for setup, remote control, and enhanced features. Alexa is always ready to play your favorite music, provide weather and news updates, answer questions, create lists, and much more. Alexa's brain is in the cloud, so she continually learns and adds more functionality over time. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences.

HOW IT WORKS
Interactions with devices with Alexa are automatically mirrored visually on your Amazon Alexa App, providing more information as you want it. The Amazon Alexa App lets you easily manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more -- wherever you are.

FAST WI-FI and EASY SET UP
Connect to your home's Wi-Fi network using the free Amazon Alexa App, with its simple guided setup. Now you can stream all of your music, listen to radio stations, and have access to news and information, all by voice -- or with the Amazon Alexa App's intuitive interface.

Communications features like calling and messaging are only available in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Austria

What's New in Version 2.2.539.13

* Easily add, control and remove your Smart Home devices.
* Automate a series of actions with Routines.
* Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

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Customer Reviews

Alexa is incredible, but app needs to catch up

This isn’t a knock on the app, but it does need a little love and attention from Seattle. I went “full Alexa” about a year ago and have 5 echos and upwards of 30 bulbs and a further number of outlets, diy controllers and sensors, and misc. connected devices.

Frankly, the app has a difficult time managing my environment. It lacks what I would call “pro features” and controlling minutiae, which should be simple, are either not enabled or need refinement. I bought a wink hub right before the Echo+ was announced and it helps significantly, though I’d prefer an Echo+ and will eventually migrate to that.

The app has gained some great enhanced features over the last 6 months, but it needs a serious update or redesign to the UI. Navigating across multiple tabs is slow, cumbersome, and not very intuitive but it’s clear that the developers mean well. Again I’m not slamming the app or developers. This is still new tech and it’s early in the apps lifecycle.

With so many new releases from the echo family, and the opening up of Alexa voice service for developers, I expect that sooner or later an app redesign will become a priority. When that happens I’ll be very happy!

Like the direction this app is going, but poor execution so far

The new Routines feature is very useful. I like this a lot. Managing my smart Lights has been a confusing task, as the app now recognizes each bulb twice. They are connected the hue and also the wink skill. Also, there is no way to delete bulbs from the list. I disabled wink to try to get them to disappear, and they did not. When I re enabled the skill it added the wink bulbs AGAIN. So now I have a list of 10 disabled bulbs, and 20 enables bulbs, 10 of which are duplicates. Please test this stuff better as it is pretty frustrating trying to work with buggy software.

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Disappointed.

Smart Home:
No support for colored lights, at least those connected via Wink.
Difficult to set a routine to trigger on a schedule such as MWF or T,TH. Currently you need multiple routines to accomplish this.
Can’t add rooms to a routine, you must pick individual bulbs.
Allow us to completely remove devices and not just disable them. Currently this can only be done on the Alexa web app.

Music/Video:
Still can’t search for a specific song to play on Prime music.
No way to switch what’s currently playing to another echo device.
Volume still requires a button press.
It would be nice to be able to hide providers you aren’t interested in or don’t use.

I agree with impressively bad...

I literally only use my Echo for music streaming. Often I open the app to see who is playing or to raise/lower the volume. More often than not the song playing is 2-3 songs behind and won’t update without a restart and sometimes still won’t sync. I usually pull up Shazam to figure out a new song because the app is that glitchy. Yes I realize I can ask Alexa but, I don’t like to holler from another room unless necessary.
The volume toggle is a joke, it jumps and is always easier to get up and turn her knob than get that thing to cooperate.
I came to look at reviews for the sole purpose of seeing if i was alone. Guess what, I’m not! I use this app for something so simple...is it too much to ask?

Amazon Alexa
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.539.13
  • Size: 148 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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