Is it just me, or is lock down going on and on and on…?

Have you been looking for ways to keep yourself busy? Fed up of doing nothing? Want something that’s going to keep you entertained? If you don’t already have a smart speaker, they are the way forward!

Amazon Echo

You can listen to your favourite radio station, play-list of music, podcast and lots more via an Amazon Echo! If you’re not sure how they work, it’s simple! If I can set one up, so can you.

You literally need to unbox it, switch it on and then pair it with your home WiFi. Once it’s all set up, you download the Alexa App to your phone and away to go.

The voice that speaks to you is called Alexa. So you start any question or command you have with her name. So, if I was to say “Alexa, play me music by Queen” and I had either already downloaded Queen’s music via Amazon, she would play me the music instantly.

You can also ask Alexa to play your favourite radio station or tell you a fact. She seems to know a lot about a lot of things! She can also tell you how the weather is looking, give you the latest news updates and contact friends or family who also have an Amazon Alexa powered device. It really is cool!

You can use the Alexa app on your phone to enable various skills. A skill is kinda like an app that you’d download to your phone. So for example, you could enable the skill of your favourite radio station and then use the key-word that Alexa gives you to listen to that station by saying “Alexa, play …….. radio”.

I have an Amazon Echo which has a top-quality speaker. The design is very sleek and it looks good wherever it sits at home. You can also buy the Amazon Dot which is a smaller version with a smaller speaker but still an amazing product.

So, what are you waiting for? Get rid of lock down boredom and treat yourself to a smart speaker!