You can use Alexa to control the smart devices around your home, TVs and even some home appliances like ovens and washing machines. It’s so much more than the news, weather and someone to talk to, so we’ll help you unlock the potential of your smart assistant.
There’s a whole bunch of smart devices that are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. Smart lightbulbs will colourfully light up your life, while smart monitoring tech like motion sensors switch your tech off and on after a few magic words. Plus, if you’ve got a smart thermostat, Alexa can raise and lower the temperature at will, saving you a bit of cash on your household bills.
Even the appliances in your kitchen are getting the Alexa treatment. Bosch Home Connect appliances use an app to pre-heat your oven, start your washing machine or brew some coffee when you aren’t even in the room. Perfect when you get home after a long day and need to prepare some dinner, or want to treat yourself to a little pick-me-up.
The number of TVs that can connect to Alexa is fast growing. This model from Sony pairs up with your smart speakers so you can tell it to change the channel, launch apps like Netflix and switch it off when movie night is over. Perfect when you’ve lost the remote (hint: it’s under the sofa).