3 must-have Alexa settings that will make your life easier

Get ready to learn how to save money on multiple streaming services and add the best ones to your Amazon Echo device. While you may have added a smart thermostat, this is the moment you want to make a quick adjustment to get your home at the perfect temperature. Then, crooks beware. Alexa can send the police to a house that is being broken into.

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Use Alexa as a speaker

You may already know that Alexa has a speaker with adjustable volume, but be sure to take advantage of this feature and connect your Bluetooth-enabled devices and music subscription services to get the most out of it. You can connect services like Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Audible (if you’re into audiobooks), to name a few.

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Change your default music services

Suppose you are a Spotify user and you want to connect your Spotify account to your Alexa account so that you can play your favorite music or podcasts directly from Spotify. Thats is quite easy:

  • Open your Alexa app
  • Tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom right for amuse
  • Loss settings
  • Scroll and tap Music & Podcasts
  • First you should associate a new service – tap on the service when you see it listed (like Spotify) or tap on Link New Service + to choose another
  • click Activate to use and you can have two roosters begin set up link
You can connect services like Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Audible (if you're into audiobooks), to name a few.

You can connect services like Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Audible (if you’re into audiobooks), to name a few.
(Kurt Knutsson)

Set up Alexa as a Bluetooth speaker

If your Alexa device is connected to the same WiFi network as one of your devices, such as a smartphone or computer, you can connect the two so you can select your Alexa device as your speaker.

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You can either use your voice to have Alexa play music, or do whatever you want once you’ve set up a new music service. Or you can choose your Alexa device as your speaker while playing something on your personal device.

  • First, make sure both your Alexa device and personal device are connected to the same WiFi network
  • Make sure your smartphone or computer (or whatever device you’re using) is connected to Bluetooth
  • Open the app you want to play music from (let’s take Spotify as an example here)
  • You want to choose which device plays your music
  • Add your Alexa device
  • Now you can choose to play your music from your personal device or your Alexa’s speaker

Check the temperature

There are many ways to use Alexa to turn your house into a smart home, but controlling the temperature is definitely one of the most underrated and useful ways to use your device. You need to upgrade to a smart thermostat But once you do, you can control the temperature of your home much more easily (and remotely!) while saving money on your electricity bills.

There are many ways to use Alexa to turn your house into a smart home, but controlling the temperature is definitely one of the most underrated and useful ways to use your device.

There are many ways to use Alexa to turn your house into a smart home, but controlling the temperature is definitely one of the most underrated and useful ways to use your device.
(Kurt Knutsson)

Protect your home and family

Make sure you have your Alexa set up for emergencies. Click here to learn how to set up an emergency contact on Alexa, but we’ve also broken down the two subscription services that can save a life or your home.

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Alexa Guard you can call for emergency help, get notifications about your home when you’re away, and give you extra security by deterring unwanted visitors.

Alexa together allows you to take care of your loved ones remotely and has a 24/7 emergency number. If the person you want to support has an Alexa Echo device and an Amazon account, you can set up an Alexa Together subscription for them.

Learn more about protecting your family and home with these additional Amazon services here.

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with Alexa Together you can take care of your loved ones remotely and have a 24/7 emergency number.
(Kurt Knutsson)

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