What Alexa does wrong (and how to fix it)

by birtanpublished on August 28, 2020

smart speakers and smart assistants are great for hands-free help doesn't mean I don't get annoyed sometimes here are a few of my pet peeves for the Amazon echo and how to work around first I don't like having to say the word all the time

And yes we're removing the word from the video so we don't accidentally wake your own smart speaker Sangam in a video is bad form now it's a perfectly fine way quirk sounds nice am i trying to give my editor extra work

Here definitely not thanks but sing repeatedly when you need to give multiple commands is tedious if I want to turn on the lights and play some music and add a couple of things to my

Grocery list that's at least three times I've got to say that way qward the easiest way to get around this obviously terrible issue is to turn on the follow up commands head to the app on iOS or Android hit the hamburger icon in the

Upper left then go to settings and device settings if you have multiple smart speakers you'll need to enable it for each one it leaves the mic hot after you're done talking so maybe keep that in mind maybe you want to enable on your

Smart speaker in the kitchen but not on the one in your bedroom scroll down and device settings and you'll see it also notice that along the way we passed a spot where you can change the weight word if the problem is just that you

Don't like the name you can change and there we go now I can give multiple commands to my heart's content and the world is saved one other thing to note if the commands you want to give at the same time are often the same such as

Trainable lights and adjusting the thermostat when you get home consider creating a routine also found here in the settings menu on to my second pet peeve the intro talks too much when I say turn on the living room lamp

Ok-ran tell me your life story why don't you so that short response might not seem like a huge deal but it becomes tedious if you're controlling lots of smart devices all the time or you're always giving

Commands fortunately you can change this quickly for all of your devices at once back to the settings voice responses and tap the toggle by brief mode now if I give that same command turn on the living-room lamp a simple confirmation

Beep and that's it is it is it bad if I already missed the sound of its voice speaking of voices my biggest pet peeve is that does it sound more like samuel l.jackson daughter outrage and anger etc you get it yeah this is more of an

Easter egg than an actual pet pee fix but that's cool also this is a skill you have to pay money for but you can hear Sam by saying introduce me to samuel l.jackson allow me to welcome dr. samuel l.jackson I'm in the cloud baby this

Don't cost a buck so make sure you like it as more than a novelty before you buy and note it won't actually replace the voice for all responses you specifically have to ask for it which is pretty limited so you probably shouldn't buy

This since it's mostly a gimmick but I already did so here it is ask samuel l.jackson to tell me about the weather right now in Louisville it's 86 degrees Fahrenheit with mostly cloudy skies thanks Sam both explicit and informative

And I can call them Sam cuz we're friends now I've got a give and take and call so many friends and you heard him get explicit that's a setting you can turn on you can also ask questions such as ask samuel l.jackson what he thinks

About snakes the snakes on this mother play wonderful thanks for watching please like and subscribe if you enjoyed the video and check out our other videos on our favorite features for both and Google

Assistant and stay tuned as we'll be doing one of these on our Google assistant pet peeves shortly and thanks again and just because I know you need to know these things over the course of the video I've said a certain week word

Exactly 19 times so for the sake of making it a nice even 20 and there we go now that's exactly 20 times that I've said the word dad leggins well

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