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How to Change the AccuWeather Location on Alexa Devices

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Most people will concede that the Met Office’s weather advice can be hit and miss. It’s understandable. We are currently sitting on a giant rock hurtling through space. The variables of this alone must be pretty huge. Then you need to take into account what’s happening on the actual planet.

That being said, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have the most up-to-date information for your local area. Number one is to check you have the correct location set on your Alexa device.

But how do you go about this? We have the definitive guide on how to change the AccuWeather location on Alexa devices.

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Why Does Alexa Give Me the Wrong Weather?

Alexa is a pretty smart cookie. But she is still no match for the human mind. Yes, she has the Internet on tap and can pull up all the information you want. Yet she is no oracle. Simply put, you get out of Alexa what you put in. The more you use her, the better you inform her, the better she will be.

Lots of people ask, ‘how do I make Alexa smarter?’ Amazon is on a drive to make Alexa more intuitive. To do this Amazon has been working with Alexa users via a website called Alexa Answers’.

Anyone can use this website to log in and answer questions that have been posted by the community. The questions are vast and varied, such as “what is the state snack of Texas?” [Alexa Answers]

But, while Amazon is canvassing to make Alexa smarter, how do we make our own Alexa device work better for us?

The key is to play with her! That means giving Alexa all the information that means the most to you. One of these is the location you are based. While Alexa is pretty smart, the lack of GPS tracker means she cannot fully understand where in the world she has been shipped. Once in your home, you need to arm her with knowledge of the local area.

One quick and easy way to do this is via the Alexa App.

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Why Do I Need the Alexa App?

The quick answer to why the Alexa app is necessary is because it’s the easiest way to learn how to change the AccuWeather location on Alexa devices.

But this isn’t all. There are a whole host of ways life is made easier through the app.

Set a reminder for the next day and Alexa will give you a vocal nudge at a pre-arranged time. Switch the channel on your television using Alexa, without having to find the remote. Change the lighting, send your friend a virtual hug, get ideas about what to make for dinner. All of this can be done via simple voice command with Alexa devices.

But, let’s get down to the real reason we are here.

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How to Change AccuWeather Location on Alexa Devices 

AccuWeather is known to be one of the more accurate weather apps out there. A 2018 study confirmed their predictions to be “33 percent more accurate than the nearest provider” according to three years of collected data [Cision PR Newswire].

When you set your location through Alexa, the cloud application uses the GPS of your phone or smartwatch to access a ‘skill’. This is just any command or requests you might use Alexa for that requires an action from another party.

If you were to ask Alexa to book a taxi, your location would then be shared with the taxi company. Alexa’s ability to book this taxi is known as the ‘skill’.

There are many Alexa devices out there, but there is one unified way to organise and change settings in one place, and this is via the app. It is the best and easiest way to change the AccuWeather location on Alexa devices.

  1. Select and open the app on your mobile device.

  1. Select Devices, then tap the section Echo & Alexa and choose the device you wish to change settings for.

3. Tap Device Location, enter the address you wish to change to. In order to keep the changes tap Save.

A Summary: Change Accuweather Location on Alexa

As our lives continue to speed up at the rate we are hurtling through our galaxy, we sometimes need a little help. Alexa’s basic functions are useful and the more you play with her, the more she learns!

Setting your location can be as easy as sending a text message when you have access to the Alexa app. Working out what information to give your Alexa device usually requires a bit of ‘give and take’. The more you interact with the device, the more you will learn what she does and doesn’t know.

Seeing as the weather can affect our days so much, location accuracy has become super important. Otherwise, you could find yourself dressed for the sunny weather in London, whilst drenched with the rain in Aberdeen!