How much does it cost to run Amazon Alexa?
Given that the average US price for a kWh of electricity is less than $0.13, which means that worse case, it’s costing you under $0.40 a month to run, or less than $5 a year. What about when the Echo is in use, for example, pounding out tunes or telling you what the weather is going to be?
Can Alexa work without Internet?
Alexa can work without internet; however, most of its functions are limited. At best, you can use it as a Bluetooth speaker or as an alarm. Setting reminders, volume control, and calling synced contacts are also possible without internet. Alexa can control smart devices too, but only via Bluetooth.
What do I need for Alexa?
You need an Amazon account to use Alexa, but you don’t need Amazon Prime(Opens in a new window). Sign in on the app. Then click More on the lower right and select Add a Device. Here you can add any number of Alexa-supported devices to your account, from smart lights to smart plugs.