What does Alexa do for free?
What can Alexa do? Alexa is able to play music, provide information, deliver news and sports scores, tell you the weather, control your smart home and even allow Prime members to order products from Amazon.
Can I use Alexa without prime?
You need an Amazon account to use Alexa, but you don’t need Amazon Prime. Sign in on the app. Here you can add any number of Alexa-supported devices to your account, from smart lights to smart plugs.
How much is Alexa service monthly?
If you’re not a Prime customer however, you’ll still be charged the customary $9.99 per month. If you happen to own an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap device, the price is even lower at $3.99 per month, but music playback only works on that device.
What’s 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.
Which is better Alexa or Google?
Google Assistant is much better at handling free-form, web-based queries than Alexa is. Alexa tends to be a stickler for wording, and for particular sequences of words. Alexa also leans heavily on Wikipedia for general knowledge queries, while Google’s search is more comprehensive.
Which smart home system is best?
Best smart home devices for 2021
- Amazon Echo (fourth-generation) The best smart speaker. $100 at Amazon.
- Google Nest Mini. The other best smart speaker. $50 at Best Buy.
- Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) The best smart display for Google Assistant. $100 at Best Buy.
- Amazon Echo Show 8. The best smart display for Alexa.
- Google Nest Wifi. The best mesh router.
Which Alexa should I buy?
Best Alexa device to buy in 2021: Pick the best Echo for you
- The 4th Generation Echo. $99 at Amazon.
- The Echo Dot (and Kids Edition) $50 at Amazon.
- The Echo Show. $230 at Amazon.
- Echo Flex. $25 at Amazon.
- Echo Studio. $299 at Amazon.