Since it was first announced in 2014, Amazon & # 39; s personal assistant to Amazon has become a resident in thousands of homes, consulted by practicing adults and studying children, playing music, turning on the air conditioning, guards the house and tells you if it will rain. From January 2019, 100 million Alexa devices have been sold, according to Amazon.
The types of devices that use Alexa are also multiplying. What started with the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers has now expanded to a wide range of useful speakers, clocks, displays and other technology. Many are sold as part of Amazon & # 39; s own Echo line, which recently includes the Echo Buds, Echo Flex and even smart glasses, the Echo Frames. Amazon has also included Alexa in its Fire Stick (with which you can operate your TV) and Fire line of tablets.
Other companies have also jumped on the bandwagon, including Acer, Sonos, Lenovo, Sony and Bose, among many others.
But which Alexa-based device should you buy? And if you have Alexa, what do you do with it? The Verge Guide for Amazon Alexa can help. We provide reviews and coverage of the latest Alexa-containing devices, along with tips on how to best use Alexa and its various skills (the term from Amazon for Alexa apps).
So start your smart speaker and let Alexa help you.