By AMZN Mobile LLC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 2.2.464.1
* The updated Alexa App Smart Home section lets users rename, view the state of, and control smart lights, locks and thermostats. Furthermore, by organizing Echo devices into groups, users can control the devices without specifying the device name.
* 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.
* Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Taking the smart out of smart home.
Downward we go. The new smart home control area is missing key features. It also tries to make assumptions as to what your switches do. Then doesn’t let you fix it.
I need to reset the smart home devices. That option is gone despite the fact that that is generally the only way to fix things because Alexa will duplicate devices. Then it never allows you to pick one because it only says “multiple devices have that name”. Any competent developer would offer somewhat graceful failure such as giving options or allowing for the user to just turn them all on. But again, that level of competence should not be expected. Time to try google home. Maybe their employees actually use this stuff.
Cannot get echo to loop rain sounds all night
I have 3 2nd gen echos and I am having a horrible time getting them to keep looping until I tell it to stop. Contacted echo customer service and reported problem 4 times and it seems to me that no one knows whats going on. Not sure if it is problem with the app or in the cloud. Also alexa annoys me when I tell her to play something and instead she plays something else. All I know is if they don’t fix so I can loop calm soothing rain sounds all night to help my kids and myself sleep I will be returning the echos and trying either apple or googles smart speaker. I hope someone figures this out I would rather keepem since I have prime already, but they are useless if they cant deliver.
-I like the new groups and routines but what if under routines or both, you could trigger the devices in sequence with variable time intervals you can set? This feature is built into the Broadlink RM Pro Wi-Fi Smart Home Automation Learning Universal Remote app and makes for some amazing control options.
-Also, when will there be an Alexa skill for Bose??? I'm creating my own commands with the new routines and RM Pro but it's not quite the same as cuing up music like you would with Sonos over all the Bose speakers with one command.
-In routines, it would be nice if you could duplicate and rename the routine so you can program alexa to respond to a couple different sayings for the same routine.
Overall, great updates lately, I'd like to see more compatibility.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Nov 10, 2017
- Version: 2.2.464.1
- Size: 145 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: AMZN Mobile LLC
- © AMZN Mobile LLC 2014-2017
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.