Smart speakers are branded “smart” for a reason; they’re stacked with several (if not hundreds!) of quirky features that other speakers can’t compete with. However, discovering all of these features by yourself can be quite an overwhelming task. With some features being more practical than others, it’s near impossible to learn about everything your smart speaker can do on its own.
To help you get the very most out of your smart speaker, the team at https://www.upbeatgeek.co.uk/ have put together a guide of 11 amazing things your smart speaker can do. Let’s take a look!
Whether you want the latest headlines or more information about a certain case, your smart speaker can keep you up to date. Just ask for the news to get started.
If you find yourself bored and twiddling your thumbs, ask your smart speaker to tell a joke. The majority of speakers will have thousands of jokes ready and waiting… some are funnier than others!
If you have smart light bulbs, they might be compatible with your speaker. If this is the case, you will be able to change the lighting via your speaker, rather than getting up from a comfy position.
Who needs an alarm clock when you have a speaker? Whether cooking in the kitchen or going to bed, ask your speaker to set an alarm for a specific time and it will do exactly that.
Although not compatible on all devices, many new smart speakers allow you to order food from them. This will entirely depend on the type of speaker and apps available, but either way, this is a feature for the future.
Struggling to keep your kids quiet for longer than five minutes? No problem. A lot of smart speakers have a children’s entertainment section that plays fun music and games.
Similarly to ordering food, some smart speakers (and apps) allow you to book tickets through them. Whether for the cinema or an upcoming concert, this feature saves the stress of doing it online.
If you haven’t got autocorrect or a nearby dictionary, spelling words properly can become quite challenging. Whether studying for an exam or writing an important letter, don’t become enemies with grammar. Instead, ask your speaker to spell any word you’re unsure about!
If you have a multi-room speaker system, you might be able to talk to other people in the house. This will usually work on the same model of smart speaker, eliminating the need to trek upstairs when needing to ask someone a question.
A lot of smart speakers have a “notes” feature that hooks up to your mobile. So, instead of spending time writing a list, you can sound it out instead. Your smart speaker will then jot everything down, getting the job done in a fraction of the time.
You probably already knew your speaker could do this, but it’s too important of a point to miss. Your smart speaker can stream music from just about any platform available, whether it be Spotify, YouTube or SoundCloud.
With 11 new features to try out, you won’t find yourself bored anytime soon! What’s your favourite smart speaker feature?