17 Best Alexa Accessories and Add-Ons

Alexa is Amazon’s answer to the modern-day virtual assistant and it is quickly becoming one of the most popular voice assistants via the Amazon Echo smart speaker. But, have you ever wanted to do more with your Amazon Echo? There are plenty of Alexa accessories that will allow you to do just that. In this … Read more

Does the Echo Dot Need to be Plugged In?

Since introducing an Echo Dot to my house, my opinion of Alexa has been changed for good. This little speaker has a ton of functionality, it can play music, answer questions, make jokes, and integrates with almost every smart device I own. The Echo Dot is much smaller than the Echo speaker and looks like … Read more

Alexa Commands for the Smart Home

If you have an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device in your home, you’ll know just how useful Alexa can be. There seems to be a never-ending list of Alexa commands which makes it hard to keep track of them all. Luckily, I’ve got you covered with this complete list covering music, movies, calendar, news, … Read more

Can You Use Alexa and HomeKit Together?

Alexa and HomeKit are two rival smart home platforms from Amazon and Apple respectively. HomeKit isn’t nearly as advanced as Alexa, however, if you have an iPhone in your pocket then HomeKit is an easy choice. If you can’t agree on which voice assistant should control your home, you’ll probably be wondering whether you can … Read more

45 Alexa Routine Ideas

Alexa seems to become more and more useful every day and thanks to routines Alexa can automate a huge range of tasks, from turning on lights when you enter a room, to more advanced routines like turning down your speakers when you have a phone call. I’ve reached out to my contacts in the community … Read more

Best Smart TVs with Alexa Built-In

Alexa is dominating the smart home and has now made her way into newer smart TVs too. Manufacturers such as Samsung and LG are using Alexa as a point of difference to make their TVs stand out by enabling you to control them from your Amazon Echo. In this guide, I’ve pulled together the top … Read more

Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Alexa

Robot vacuums are becoming more intelligent than ever, and now you don’t even need to get your phone out to manage them thanks to a growing range of devices with Alexa built-in. This means you can instruct your vacuum to start or stop cleaning using your voice and an Amazon Echo, or include it within … Read more

How Much Does Alexa Cost? Is there a Monthly Fee?

Alexa is the voice assistant that lives inside Amazon’s Echo speakers, but increasingly is being built in to third party devices. There’s no monthly fee for using Alexa. Once you have purchased an Alexa-enabled device, you’ll have access to general voice commands, routines and automations as well as a number of free services that are … Read more