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The Most Useful Skills for Google Home and Amazon Alexa

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By now, most of us would have been familiar with the term “Ok Google” or “Alexa”. They are artificial voice assistants that are connected to the internet offering dozens of features. Google home was invented by Google Inc., while Amazon.com introduced Amazon Alexa. The best examples of technological innovation in the modern era that left people awestruck were Google Home and Amazon Alexa. In short, they are a backbone to the humans. Movomovo lists down the exhaustive features of these assistants and explains them detail to enable the user to understand clearly.

Below is a brief on most useful features of Google Home/Amazon Alexa (Alexa).

  1. Day to day operation: Well! You can start your day with Google home or Alexa by switching off your alarm. Yes, they do wake you up. Once you set a regular instruction, they stick to instructions and act accordingly. Also, users can customize for news updates. These voice assistants shall give you a world update, weather, traffic etc. You can in fact set a timer if you would like to do a particular task. Is it interesting?
  2. Music: As these applications are connected to your phone, they can connect to your music player and play music. So, they act as a soundbar. In addition, they also have their own playlist, wherein you can listen to songs, FM, etc. They can even play music notes.
  3. Calls: The prime most useful skills of these voice assistants are calls. Having connected to your phone, they can run through your contacts and call the person you had instructed. When you are held up with work or if you are unable to locate your phone and would like to make an emergency call, worry not by using this feature.
  4. Calculation: Lazy to make calculations? Needless to fear. These assistants perform functions for you. They shall make additions, subtractions, divisions, conversions, flip a coin, roll a die, etc. What Not!
  5. Bookings: Running out of time? Google Home/Alexa is here to book a cab for you. All you need is to tell the destination. Sounds amazing right?
  6. Other Tools: Like to learn a recipe, Google home/Alexa is there to help you. Humans tend to forget things. These assistants are here to help us. So, by informing them to remember certain things, they remember forever. They shall conduct quiz, place order for you.
  7. Search Engines: They act as a search engine. Instead of typing on your laptop, by communicating with these assistants, you can get the desired result. Eg: Alexa where is this place, what is the tallest building, what is the stock price of etc.
  8. Smart Devices: These assistants get connected to all the smart devices in your house from television, iPad, Smart gas, Smartphones, smart doors etc. You can instruct these voice assistant to enable actions of your smart devices. For eg: Alexa/Ok Google, tune “desired channel” on the TV, they immediately do the same.

There are plenty of useful skills from these two voice assistants. They have almost replaced the human efforts. The internet of things exploded the world market with unimaginable technologies.