Alexa in a firestick is actually very useful
If you bought one of our firestick packages like Compusurf Smart then you already have Alexa at your beck and call as she comes preloaded. Other than mundane things like “what’s the weather tomorrow” and what’s the time in new york she has the power to do so much more. The Alexa built into firesticks is the full version but works slightly differently. She is not listening for the wake word “Alexa” , instead, to wake her up press and hold the mic button on the remote, and as she is living inside your firestick she knows how to control your firestick and many of the apps you have loaded.
She can find a radio station for you and play it through your TV, for example, press and hold the mike button on the remote, wait for the blue line to appear at the bottom of the tv screen, keep holding the mike button down, say ” Play Costa Calida International Radio” let go of the mike button and your tv should play the radio station.
If you subscribe to our UK service and have the catch up apps loaded, you can ask her to start the latest episode of your favourite soap, for example, press and hold the mike button on the remote, wait for the blue line to appear at the bottom of the tv screen, keep holding the mike button down, and say “Play the latest episode of Eastenders on BBC iplayer, let go of the mike button and she will fire up the iplayer app and start playing the latest episode, works for others like corry on the ITV hub also.
Looking for a Movie to watch, if you have Netflix for example, she knows many more genres than Netflix lists, press and hold the mike button on the remote, wait for the blue line to appear at the bottom of the tv screen, keep holding the mike button down, and say “open netflix”, this will fire up the app, then press and hold down the mic again and say ” Bruce Willis movies”, hey presto, up pops a list of Bruces movies available on Netflix. You can ask for a specific movie or a genre. The same procedure will work for other official amazon apps like Prime Video.
Alexa is very useful for other everyday tasks like arming your alarm, switching on smart devices, answering general questions, doing weights and measure conversions while your cooking, finding recipies, there are a ton of other things she can do, way to big a list to cover here, the point is she is more than just a gimmick and can make your life easier.