“Alexa, Install Jelly.”

Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo

The Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Tap are all smart, voice-activated speakers for your home. People use them to set timers and play music. But, you can ask Alexa, the nice lady inside these devices, anything you want because she’s connected to the web and web search. Now, you can ask her subjective questions because Jelly is one of her new skills.

If you say, “Alexa, install Jelly.” She will prompt you on how to use Jelly over the Amazon Echo. Jelly, in case you don’t know, is a new kind of search engine that finds the right person to answer your question rather than a web document. So, you can ask Jelly subjective questions like, “Should I buy an electric car or just a car with really good miles per gallon?”

A big advantage of asking Jelly is that you don’t have to research or look through links. Jelly will find a Helper — someone who signed up to answer questions about topics they are interested in — to answer your question. Sometimes you’ll get an answer as soon as you ask because we have that one already. Other times, Jelly will notify you of an answer a bit later.

Once you have Jelly installed, the next time Alexa tells you she doesn’t understand the question you asked, try saying, “Alexa ask Jelly…” A person will be able to figure out what you mean and get an answer for you. Jelly on these Amazon devices, is similar to our implementation on the Google Home device. Asking is anonymous so, go for it. Jelly just wants to help.

Biz Stone,
Co-Founder and CEO
Jelly Industries, Inc.

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