For those who own an Amazon Echo (also called an Alexa), or might want to
consider purchasing one, below looks really great. Even though they talk
about it being an advantage for a person who can't use their hands, it looks
like a real advantage if you can't see the control panel as well.
Also note that right now an Amazon Dot (a variation of an Echo) is on sale
for $50, and these same skills will work with a Dot as well as an Echo.
GE Appliances and Alexa
Housework is easier when you don't have to use your hands. If you have a GE
WiFi Connect appliance-like an oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing
machine-you can now control it with your voice, thanks to the new Geneva
skill for Alexa.
To get started, first enable the skill by saying, "Alexa, enable Geneva
skill." Then link your GE WiFi Connect account and just ask:
Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat my oven to 350 degrees.
Alexa, ask Geneva if my laundry is dry.
To learn more about this skill-or any of the 3,000 skills now available for
Alexa-go to the Skills section of the Alexa App.