Alexa for Seniors in easy steps


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Shows the Senior reader how to use Alexa (Amazon’s cloud-based voice-activated service) to help with everyday tasks, making life easier

192 pages
By: Nick Vandome
Publication Date: June 18th, 2020
ISBN: 9781840789072

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Smart speakers are becoming more and more common in the home. These are devices that use a voice-controlled digital personal assistant to perform a range of everyday tasks. One of the most popular of these is Alexa, which operates on the Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Alexa for Seniors in easy steps shows the Senior reader how to use Alexa to help with everyday tasks, and to give you peace of mind and keep you safe, including:

  • Setting reminders and alerts for:
    • taking medication
    • upcoming appointments
    • paying bills
    • daily/weekly/monthly household tasks
    • calling relatives and friends
    • birthdays and anniversaries – get Alexa to remind you to send cards and presents in time
    • …and anything else you need reminding about
  • Making hands-free phone calls if you can’t reach the phone
  • Setting and controlling smart home devices like smart heating and smart lighting
  • Getting the weather forecast, latest news, and sports results
  • Playing music and listening to the radio
  • Playing games
  • Doing shopping online

And much, much more!

Alexa for Seniors in easy steps guides you through setting up your Alexa-enabled device, so you don’t have to ask the kids!

Presented in larger font for easy reading – in the familiar In Easy Steps style.










About the author

Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specialises in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and travelling abroad.


  • Introducing Alexa
  • Setting up the Echo smart speaker
  • Using the Alexa app
  • Adding Alexa Skills
  • Questioning Alexa
  • Performing daily tasks
  • Listening to music
  • Communicating with family and friends
  • Online shopping
  • Games and entertainment
  • Smart home devices

Reviews from Amazon readers:

5 stars A must have for the oldies
This certainly helped and assisted this old fella understand the new lady of the house

5 stars Very basic easy instructions
I would recommend this book to anyone new to using Alexa. Instructions are easy to follow and understand.

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