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Sometimes it can be confusing to figure out how to get started with Alexa — from finding the right speaker for your needs to figuring out the best way to dip your toe in the water with an easy-to-set-up smart home device (or maybe something more advanced!).
VoiceBrew is here to help you select the right devices and then learn to get the most out of them. One thing I promise you: building a smart home around Alexa will upgrade your day-to-day life.
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Smart Speakers & Smart Displays
Are you just interested in trying out Alexa? Or looking for the best smart display money can buy? Or maybe you just want a great speaker to listen to music? This guide will help you figure out the best Alexa speaker for your needs.
A connected Alexa smart home is magical. Wake up as your thermostat temperature rises and window shades come up to coax you out of bed. Have your lights automatically turn on as you approach home after a long day of work. Doesn’t sound like real life? It is with an Alexa smart home! And the really great news is smart home devices are now easier to set up with Alexa than ever before.
A lot of people think that setting up smart lights with Alexa is complicated and expensive and will involve a lot of wires and special new light fixtures — that smart lights are just for the techies. Good news: those people are wrong. It’s a lot easier to set up smart lights than you might think.
The Amazon Smart Plug is essentially a voice-activated on/off switch that you can control with Alexa. I set 2 up in my home this week to use with lights, and I am loving them. If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to start your smart home, the Amazon Smart Plug is the answer.