How to Enable Hands Free on Amazon Tap
The Amazon Tap is a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers a hands-free experience with the help of Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. By enabling the hands-free feature, you can use voice commands to control your music, get weather updates, set alarms, and much more. In this article, we will guide you through the process of enabling hands-free on your Amazon Tap and answer some frequently asked questions.
Enabling Hands-Free Mode:
To enable hands-free mode on your Amazon Tap, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Connect your Amazon Tap to a Wi-Fi network. Make sure your device is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network before proceeding.
Step 2: Open the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet. If you don’t have the app, you can download it for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Step 3: In the Alexa app, tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) located at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 4: From the menu, select “Settings” and then choose your Amazon Tap device from the list of available devices.
Step 5: Scroll down to find the “Hands-Free” option and toggle it on. A prompt will appear explaining that enabling hands-free mode will increase battery consumption.
Step 6: Confirm your selection by tapping “Continue” on the prompt. Your Amazon Tap will now be in hands-free mode.
Using Hands-Free Mode:
Once you have enabled hands-free mode, you can start using voice commands to control your Amazon Tap. Simply say “Alexa,” followed by your command, and Alexa will respond accordingly. Here are some examples of what you can do:
– Play music: Say “Alexa, play some music” or “Alexa, play [song/artist/genre]”.
– Get weather updates: Ask “Alexa, what’s the weather like today?” or “Alexa, will it rain tomorrow?”.
– Set alarms and timers: Say “Alexa, set an alarm for [time]” or “Alexa, set a timer for [duration]”.
– Control smart home devices: Use commands like “Alexa, turn on the lights” or “Alexa, set the thermostat to 70 degrees”.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I use hands-free mode without connecting to Wi-Fi?
A: No, hands-free mode requires a stable Wi-Fi connection to function properly. Make sure your Amazon Tap is connected to a Wi-Fi network before enabling hands-free mode.
Q: How do I know if my Amazon Tap is in hands-free mode?
A: When hands-free mode is enabled, you will see a blue light ring on your Amazon Tap. This indicates that Alexa is ready to respond to your voice commands.
Q: Does enabling hands-free mode drain the battery faster?
A: Yes, enabling hands-free mode increases battery consumption. If you are concerned about battery life, you can always switch back to manual mode by toggling off the hands-free option in the Alexa app.
Q: Can I use hands-free mode with other devices?
A: No, hands-free mode is exclusive to the Amazon Tap. Other Amazon devices like the Echo or Echo Dot have hands-free capabilities built-in.
Q: What languages does hands-free mode support?
A: Currently, hands-free mode supports English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Make sure your device language is set to one of these options for optimal performance.
In conclusion, enabling hands-free mode on your Amazon Tap is a simple process that enhances your user experience by allowing you to control your device with voice commands. Make sure to connect to a Wi-Fi network, enable hands-free mode in the Alexa app, and start enjoying a hands-free experience with your Amazon Tap.