Alexa features

Alexa makes your life easier, more meaningful, and more fun by letting you voice control your world. Alexa can help you get more out of the things you already love and discover new possibilities you've never imagined.
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Smart home
Learn more about productivity
Productivity
Learn more about shopping
Shopping
Learn more about Entertainment
Entertainment
Learn more about the care hub
Care Hub
Learn more about staying in touch
Communications
Learn more about news
News
Learn more about routines
Routines
Learn more about fun and games
Fun and games
Learn more about multi-room audio
Multi-room audio
Learn more about family and kids devices
Kids and Family
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Information
Learn more about kitchen
Kitchen
Learn more about the bedroom
Bedroom

Getting started with Alexa

Alexa-enabled devices are simple to set up and use.
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Alexa app
The Amazon Alexa app is a quick, easy way to try Alexa on your phone, as well as set up and manage compatible devices.

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Setting up your device
Setting up your device
You can set up your Alexa-enabled device in a few simple steps through the Alexa app.

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Featured partners

Alexa Skills bring you great experiences from top partners you know and love, as well as tens of thousands more for you to discover. Play games, listen to podcasts, meditate, order food—there's something for everyone.
Learn more about Spotify skill
“Alexa, play music on Spotify.”
Learn more about Apple skill
“Alexa, play Today’s Hits on Apple Music”
Learn more about ring skill
"Alexa, answer the front door."
Learn more about npr skill
"Alexa, play NPR."
Learn more about espn skill
“Alexa, open ESPN.”
Learn more about food network kitchen skill
“Alexa, open Food Network Kitchen.”
Learn more about headspace skill
"Alexa, open Headspace."
Learn more about disney stories skill
“Alexa, open Disney Stories.”
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FAQs

Q. What is Alexa?
A. Alexa is Amazon’s voice AI. Alexa lives in the cloud and is happy to help anywhere there's internet access and a device that can connect to Alexa. Making Alexa part of your day is as simple as asking a question. Alexa can play your favorite song, read the latest headlines, dim the lights in your living room, and more. Basically, Alexa wants to make your life easier, more meaningful, and more fun by helping you voice control your world—both at home and on the go.
Q. What's the difference between Alexa and Echo?
A. Alexa and Echo work hand in hand—so you don’t have to use your hands. While there are lots of Echo devices, there’s only one Alexa. Alexa puts the smart in Echo smart speakers, screens, and wearables. Alexa lives in the cloud, which means you can ask Alexa for help wherever you find Alexa —in Echo, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and other Alexa-compatible devices. Alexa is even in the Alexa app on your smartphone.
Q. What is the difference between Works with Alexa and Alexa Built-In?
A. “Works with Alexa” devices are those you can control using the Alexa voice service, such as a smart light bulb, thermostat, or plug. “Alexa Built-in” describes third-party devices that let you access the Alexa voice service. For example, you can control a Works with Alexa device using your voice by saying “Alexa, turn on the light” to an Alexa Built-in device (or an Amazon device with Alexa, such as an Echo smart speaker or smart display).
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Instagram
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Twitter
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YouTube
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Alexa Blog
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Alexa TikTok