Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Alexa, Where is Susan?

I have heard my house cleaner talk to my Echo before. She doesn't understand that she has to preface everything with 'Alexa'. So she starts with Alexa, xxx but then carries on a one sided conversation and is always confused when, after the first time, Alexa never answers again. But, she's never discouraged. And usually she starts with "Alexa, where is Susan?"

Today after she got here and got settled, I went off to Goodwill. I had unloaded my donation and moved over to the parking lot and was just parked when my phone made a sound I had not heard before...

A month or so ago, Amazon added new features to Echo. You can now use it as an intercom and you can also make video phone calls with the Echo Show. I did not bother setting up either of these features since I have no use for either one. But, apparently, no set up is needed!

I turned on the phone and it said that Home was calling so I punched 'answer' and there was Amira's face on my phone with me in a small corner of the screen! And, I was on the screen in the living room. She was shocked and I was too. She said that she had asked Alexa Where is Susan. We got a huge laugh out of the whole thing and as I was trying to figure out how to hang up, I heard her say "Alexa, shame on you!"

I very nearly wet my pants. Sitting in the parking lot of the Goodwill laughing hysterically.

But, I'm impressed that the function is that easy!
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