Amazon Alexa

What are the requirements to use Amazon Alexa?

To use Alexa, you need to have an Alexa-enabled speaker and an Amazon Account.

You can download the Alexa app on your iPhone from the Apple App Store here

How do I setup Amazon Alexa?

Once you have setup your area, you’ll need to do the following:

1) Open the Zuma app and click into your chosen area.

2) Click on the settings icon in the top right-hand corner.

3) Within this area, you’ll see a link to “Configure Alexa’.

4) Click to begin setup the setup experience.

As the assistant launches, follow the screens to help create your Zuma account and also enrol into the Amazon Alexa platform. As part of this experience, you’ll receive the Zuma skill.

Tip: The Zuma Lumisonic has both speaker and light functions, so you will see that 2 categories of devices (light and speaker) in the devices tab of the Amazon Alexa app.

Once set up or as part of the Amazon Alexa setup experience, you’ll be asked to add your Alexa discovered devices to join a room. If you opt to choose later, you can add them to a room at a later point.

TIP: To fine-tune Amazon Alexa skills, allow a couple of minutes for Amazon to implement these cloud-based changes to take effect.

Any problems, contact us and we can help.

Connecting my Zuma area to Alexa.

Once you have set up your area, you’ll need to do the following:

1) Open the Zuma app and click into your chosen area.

2) Click on the settings icon in the top right-hand corner.

3) Within this area, you’ll see a link to “Configure Alexa’.

4) Click to begin setup the setup experience.

Any problems, contact us and we can help.

Making Zuma the preferred speaker.

In the Alexa devices section of the Amazon Alexa App, create a new group/room and select Zuma as your preferred speaker.

More info is available here.

Using Zumas as part of an Alexa multi-room music system.

Details instructions for using Zuma in a multiroom setup can be found here.

What Alexa commands can I use?

Basic Alexa light commands you can use are:

  • “Alexa, turn on the living room light.”
  • ”Alexa, turn off all the lights.”
  • ”Alexa, make my kitchen brighter.”
  • ”Alexa, turn down the bedroom light to 50%.”.
  • ”Alexa, lower the bedroom light please.”.
  • ”Alexa, dim the lights.”.
  • ”Alexa, brighten the lights in the living room to 90%.”.
  • “Alexa, dim the bathroom light by 20%.”.

Basic Alexa audio commands you can use are:

  • “Alexa, set the volume to 10 in the living room.”.
  • ”Alexa, mute the sound in the kitchen.”.
  • ”Alexa, unmute in the bedroom”.
  • ”Alexa, play the latest {artist} album.”.
  • ”Alexa, play {playlist} on Spotify.”.
  • ”Alexa, louder.”.
  • ”Alexa, turn down the volume.”.
  • ”Alexa, play {artist} in the living room”

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