Amazon Alexa/Echo Voice Response Service Resources

Amazon first released an Alexa voice-response Echo unit in November 2014.  We were slow and cautious about adopting the technology ourselves, with our first review appearing in December 2016.  But since that time, we’ve becoming increasingly enthusiastic, and the growing Alexa-enabled product range has featured, either as mentions or as dedicated articles, some 70 times in the not-quite-five-years that have followed.

In addition, we have prepared a wonderful guide to the many ways you can get best use from your Alexa devices.  This has been updated regularly, but when we update the articles, we don’t always catch all links to it in all previous articles.

So for your convenience we’re creating this page as a master listing of our major Alexa articles and an always-up-to-date link to our wonderful Usage Guide.

Alexa Usage Guide

The “problem”, such as it is, with Alexa, is knowing what it can do and how to interact and instruct Alexa to do what you wish.  There are thought to be over 100,000 different “skills” and massively more commands Alexa will respond to.  We don’t list them all!  But we do provide you with helpful information on many of the most useful capabilities.

Our full listing of commands is currently 36 pages.  That is offered as a “thank you” to our very kind Travel Insider Supporters.  If you are already a Supporter, make sure you’re logged in to the website, and then go to your Special Member Reports Section to access the current version.

If you are not (yet!) a Travel Insider Supporter, we of course encourage you to consider choosing to become a Supporter.  You’ll get instant access to this and much other additional material on the site, just as soon as you’ve chosen to become a Supporter.  Full details and an instant joining page are here.

We also have a shorter summary version of the complete document which is available, free, for everyone to download.  That can be downloaded here; we hope you might like it and be encouraged to become a Supporter and get the complete listing.

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