It’s close to Alexa’s birthday. The most Scorpio virtual assistant that exists for 7 years on November 6th, being 2 years in Brazil. I bet she couldn’t imagine the kind of thing she would hear when she landed here — after all, it’s not everywhere you’re constantly encouraged to imitate Galvão Bueno or the fart in front of other people. Below, check out some numbers that Amazon shared about Alexa’s second year in the country.
Brazilians love to say good morning
the interaction “Alexa, good morning” has been done over 38 million times on the last year. According to Amazon, that’s four times more than the assistant’s first year here.
We also remember her after a busy day—which can be difficult even in long-term relationships. There were 28 million “Alexa, good night” us last 12 months.
And it’s okay…
These are difficult times. Pandemic, social distancing, crises and more crises around the world. But we put our pain aside to learn more about her feelings. “Alexa, how are you?” was asked more than 5.8 million times.
We had fun together
The voice games category was one of the most accessed by Alexa users. the guessing game Akinator has been played over 3.4 million times in the last year, followed by the Million Game, played over 2.1 million times.
and laughed together
The assistant also helped us to forget about sad subjects with her unusual tirades. “Alexa, tell a joke” has been said over 20 million times on the last year. It wasn’t always funny, but do you know when the joke is so bad it turns out to be good?
We asked her to imitate SpongeBob 600,000 times, and that was even left for Galvão. We also wanted to know how to find Chuck Norris and had fun in helium gas mode.
We don’t always have maturity
When Alexa thought nothing worse could come, the Brazilian asked her to fart – more than one. million. in. times.
Want to know if this note is true? Ask her.
But we also talk about serious (and important) things
Jokes aside, Alexa is not just a joke. In addition to helping to save time in everyday life, voice commands are great allies for people with disabilities, allowing many to have greater independence. The commands to turn lights on or off, play music or turn on the air conditioning are some examples of the routine, but there is much more to it.
Amazon created, last year, the Alexa Accessibility Award to encourage the development of more skills designed for these users, and gained 98 new commands in this context. The assistant also helped people to learn more about Burnout Syndrome, about COVID-19 and about meditation, among many other topics related to health and well-being.
In all, the Alexa already has more than 2,000 skills.
Alexa is available on over 650 devices
The number of devices supported by the software already exceeds 650, going far beyond the popular Echo Dot and the company’s own products. You can find the assistant on Samsung, LG, Positivo, Philips Hue and so on.
In Amazon’s own portfolio in Brazil, you can find Alexa on 12 devices:
- Echo Dot 3rd generation
- Echo Dot 4th generation
- Echo Dot 4th generation with watch
- Echo 4th generation
- Echo studio
- Echo Show 5 (2nd generation)
- Echo Show 8 (1st generation)
- Echo Show 8 (2nd generation)
- Echo Show 10
- Fire TV Stick Lite
- Fire TV Stick
- Fire TV Stick 4K
If you subscribe to Amazon Music, you will be able to play the special list with the most requested songs for the assistant in Brazil, in celebration of this date. Suffice it to say “Alexa, play your birthday playlist” or access this link to listen to songs that exploded abroad and other national hits, such as Dog Heart and Debauched Passinho (I said the Brazilian was the best gift!).