Meet Alexa on Meta Portal
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With Alexa you can get weather updates, watch the news, check on sports scores, the stock market and more – so you’re up to date on what’s happening in your world. Have a question? Just ask.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I use Alexa on Portal?
The new products from Meta work just like most other products with Alexa built-in. You can link your Amazon account through the setup experience or in product settings.
To get started, sign in with your Amazon account and ask Alexa a question. Try “Alexa, what’s the weather?”
Can I link to multiple Alexa accounts on the same device?
Currently, you can only link one Alexa account at a time on each device.
How do I know when I’m talking to Alexa?
To talk to Alexa, just say her name and ask a question. When you say “Alexa” you’ll see a visual cue on your Portal device to indicate she can hear you.
Does Portal support other wake words (Echo, Computer, etc.)?
Alexa only responds to the wake word “Alexa” on Portal. You can then use all of the available Alexa commands. “Hey Portal” is used to access Portal features, such as calling and answering.
For example: Start a call by saying, “Hey Portal, call [contact name].“ Check the weather by saying, “Alexa, what’s the weather forecast?“
What can I do with Alexa on Portal?
With Alexa built-in, you can listen to music, see the news, check the weather, make lists, set timers, control your smart home and more – all you have to do is ask. Alexa is always getting smarter and we're rolling out new features in subsequent software updates.