Since the day I began utilizing an Amazon Echo ($52 at Amazon), I’ve thought that it was helpful for some things – it turns on my TV when I’m too apathetic to even think about searching for the remote that is covered in my sofa and it controls my Ecobee indoor regulator when I’m away. Nonetheless, there are a few issues I’ve had with Alexa that irritated me so much I needed to discover a fix immediately.
For instance, I’ve every now and again asked Alexa to accomplish something, just to have it play out a totally unique activity or state it didn’t get me. While these issues can be a prevention, there are approaches to fix them so you can keep utilizing your Amazon Echo without the disappointment.
Here are three of my greatest annoyances with Amazon Echo, and how to fix them in case you’re having similar issues.
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Alexa rehashes all that I state
At the point when I initially began providing Alexa orders, I saw it rehashed what I would inquire. For instance, when I would request that it turn on the light, it would state “alright, turning on the light.” Fortunately, I had the option to discover the setting that killed this dreary component before it got excessively irritating. Presently when I request that Echo play out an order, it just plays a sound as opposed to reacting. Here’s the manner by which you can make your Echo quit talking so a lot, as well.
Open the Alexa application’s cheeseburger menu and select Settings. Under the Alexa Preferences segment, tap Voice Responses, at that point flip the switch on for Brief Mode.
Alexa only responds to one command at a time
Take a stab at asking Alexa to do numerous things one after another and perceive how it reacts. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true, it’ll just address your first inquiry or order. So when I ask Alexa to turn on the light and play music, the voice right hand will just play out the main order. This is disappointing to me in light of the fact that the Google Home ($99 at Walmart) speaker can perform up to three orders one after another.
Notwithstanding, in the wake of doing a bit of delving into the Alexa settings, I had the option to discover a setting that lets you ask Alexa different orders in succession. It’s called Follow-Up Mode, and keeping in mind that it despite everything doesn’t work a similar path as Google Home, it’s as yet a stage up from saying “Alexa” at regular intervals.
Here’s the way it works – when you empower the component, provide Alexa one order, hang tight for it to play out the activity and afterward talk the following order. To turn the setting on, simply state “Alexa, empower Follow-Up Mode.” The blue light ring will remain on while Alexa is hanging tight for another order. You can provide it the same number of orders as you need, and when you’re done, the blue light ring will kill following five seconds. For instance, you could state “Alexa, turn on the lights [wait for it to finish action]. Educate me regarding the climate. Remind me to stand up in 60 minutes.”
Alexa doesn’t understand everything I say
This is likely one of the most disappointing parts of Alexa – it makes some hard memories understanding what you state. It will either play out an alternate activity or it’ll state “I’m grieved, I didn’t exactly get that.” Fortunately, Amazon included a component that lets you ask Alexa what it simply heard. You can say “Alexa, mention to me what you heard” to discover what it thought you said.
To keep this from occurring later on, place your Amazon Echo gadget in an open zone with nothing blocking it. Likewise, get it far from uproarious things in your home like the dishwasher, TV, washer and dryer.
There’s additionally an apparatus in the Alexa application called Voice Training that helps Alexa better comprehend your way to express words. To begin, go to Settings > Your Profile > Voice > and set up your voice profile.