There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Amazon’s Echo device needs to be plugged in to work. Is it really necessary for the Echo to be plugged in all the time? Can it be used without an outlet? Here’s what you need to know.
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Why you need an Alexa
Alexa is like a virtual personal assistant, working in the cloud to help make your life easier. You need to plug her in to get her started.
How to set up your Alexa
Alexa needs to be plugged in in order to work.
What you can do with Alexa
Alexa is a voice controlled assistant that can be used to control a variety of smart devices in your home. For example, you can ask Alexa to turn on your lights, play music from your music player, and more. You can also use Alexa to control connected devices in your home, like your thermostat, smoke detectors, and security cameras.
Alexa vs Google Home
While Google Home and Alexa are both voice-activated assistants, they have quite a few differences. First and foremost, Google Home is powered by the Google Assistant while Alexa is powered by the Alexa voice assistant. Additionally, Google Home has a more limited functionality than Alexa. For example, you can’t control smart home devices with Google Home, and you can’t ask it to play music from a specific artist or playlist.
On the other hand, Alexa is more versatile. You can control smart home devices with Alexa, ask it to play music from a specific artist or playlist, and even control smart home devices without a Google account. Additionally, you can use Alexa to control other devices such as lights and speakers.
Which is better for you?
There is no one definitive answer to this question. Ultimately, it depends on your needs and preferences. If you only use Alexa for basic voice commands, then it doesn’t really need to be plugged in. However, if you want to use Alexa for more advanced features, such as controlling smart devices, then it is recommended that she be plugged in.
How to get the most out of your Alexa
One thing to keep in mind is that Alexa does need to be plugged in in order to work. If you’re not using your Echo device, it will go into a low-power mode to save battery life.
It is not necessary to plug Alexa into a power outlet to use her. You can use her just like you would any other device, by talking to her.