Quick Answer: How Do I Get Alexa

Download the Alexa App Open the app store on your mobile device. Search for Amazon Alexa app. Select Install. Select Open and sign in with your Amazon Account. Install Alexa widgets (optional).

Is there a monthly fee for Alexa?

There is no monthly fee to operate Alexa on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. There are subscription services that you can buy which have monthly fees, such as Amazon Prime Services. 8 of 9 found this helpful.

Can I get Alexa for free?

Most of Alexa’s functionality is 100% free. The only thing you would need to access Alexa services is an Amazon account. There will be no subscription fees or ongoing costs associated with your smart devices.

What is needed for Alexa to work?

You need a smartphone or tablet that meets one of these qualifications: An iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 or later. An Android phone or tablet running Android 5 or later. An Amazon Fire tablet running Fire OS 3 or later.

How do I get started with Alexa?

Follow these five easy steps. Have your Wi-Fi password handy. You can also enable Bluetooth on your. Download the Amazon Alexa app. Plug in your Echo device. Set up in the Alexa app. Get started, just ask Alexa.

Do I need an Amazon account to use Alexa?

You need an Amazon account to use Alexa, but you don’t need Amazon Prime. Here you can add any number of Alexa-supported devices to your account, from smart lights to smart plugs. But we’re focused on Echo devices, so tap Amazon Echo.

What is free on Alexa?

There are several free services with built-in Alexa integration, including iHeartRadio, Pandora, and TuneIn. You can also link to the free tiers of Spotify and Apple Music as well. Open the Alexa app on your phone or computer.

How much does Echo cost?

It retails for $49, though it’s usually found for less. Amazon and other retailers frequently run a “buy two for $50” promo for this model. If you already own speakers that you like, Amazon’s Echo Input can make them smarter without much in the way of added costs.

Is Alexa always listening?

The short answer is yes, Alexa is always listening to you. Or rather the microphone on your Alexa smart speaker is always active (by default, at least) and is constantly monitoring voices in your home in order to hear its wake word.

What is the difference between Alexa and Echo?

Alexa is specifically the name of the virtual assistant – the disembodied voice you talk to, ask questions, and bug with song requests. Amazon’s Echo is simply the name given to the physical products themselves, the speakers which house the AI Alexa. For more information see our list of Alexa compatible devices.

Does Alexa need WiFi?

Alexa devices need a WiFi connection to function properly. When you ask Alexa a question or use a voice command, an audio recording is sent to Amazon’s cloud over your WiFi network. Then it is processed and sent back to your device over WiFi so Alexa can answer your question or fulfill your request.

Do you need the Alexa app to use echo dot?

You need the Alexa app for Android or iOS to set up any of the Amazon Echo speakers, but once you’ve got your Echo in place, you might not give much thought to the program on your phone—not when you can do so much with voice commands aimed at your smart speaker. If you’re ignoring the app, though, you’re missing out.

Is Alexa free on my phone?

Amazon has finally made it possible for users to access Alexa hands-free on Android and iOS devices. You can now ask Alexa to play your favorite songs, control your smart home devices, and more – without having to use your hands.

Will Alexa work if my phone is not in the house?

Android phones: Android devices running OS Lollipop and above are compatible with Alexa, as long as they also have the Google Assistant app installed. The amazon echo device can be used without a smartphone but requires either an android phone that is on lollipop software or iPhone iOS 11 or above.

What does Alexa do exactly?

Alexa is a voice-controlled virtual assistant. She can play audio, control your smart home, answer questions and engage your favorite services to keep you organized, informed, safe, connected and entertained.

Do you have to pay to listen to music on Alexa?

With Alexa and Prime Music, it’s all at no extra cost and super easy. Find your music by asking Alexa to play a song using title, artist, lyric, playlist or station.

Can I listen to music on Alexa for free?

Amazon now makes it easy to enjoy (some) tunes for free Most people use Amazon Alexa speakers for music, and if you’re the proud owner of an Amazon Echo (or indeed any smart speaker with Alexa built in) you can enjoy music for free.

How does Alexa make money?

Jackson. Some bullish analysts have postulated that Alexa could generate as much as $19 billion in annual revenue by 2021, through a combination of device sales, paid skills, and other areas such as advertising and voice shopping or transactions.