Some of us may have dismissed the Amazon Echo as nothing more than a glorified Bluetooth speaker when it was originally announced in late 2014, but this old cylinder continues to learn new tricks. It was just a couple of days ago that they added the ability to get some Domino’s pizza using only your voice and now, if you’d rather eat out instead of getting some pizza delivered, you can order an Uber ride using the Alexa feature on the Amazon Echo too.

The basic way that this works is actually very straightforward. The first thing you’ll need to do is hop into the “Skills” section in the Alexa companion app on your smart device of choice to download and enable the Uber skill. It’s like a third-party app. You then enter your Uber credentials to link the Echo to your Uber account. Once that’s set up, you just have to tell Alexa to request an Uber ride for you.

Unlike so many of the other Alexa voice commands, telling the Amazon Echo to call you an Uber can be done with fairly natural language. “Alexa, order me an Uber” would work. “Alexa, ask Uber to request me a ride” should work too. You get the idea. Once your Uber ride has been requested, you can even check on your driver by saying something like “Alexa, how far away is my ride?” What’s interesting is that you can even order your Uber through Alexa on Fire TV, not just on the Echo.

The Amazon Echo connected speaker is available now for $180.


Via TC

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