Barcodes Can Now Be Scanned With Amazon Echo And Added To Your Grocery List

It’s as simple as saying, “Alexa, scan this to my shopping list!”

A feature for newer Echo Show devices that allows users to add items to Alexa’s embedded shopping list by simply scanning barcodes was launched.

It was already easy to add items to a grocery list with Alexa’s aid. All you need to do is say the voice command. 

When is this feature useful?

There are cases when you want to add a specific item to your grocery list that is either too difficult do dictate. The feature is also useful when you want to be 100% positive that you pick the adequate replacement for the desired item at the store. 

Compatible devices

The feature is available for Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 smart speakers with a display. To access the barcode scanner function, users have to say, “Alexa, scan this to my shopping list,” and from there on, the assistant will guide you through the whole process, telling you to align the barcode of the product with its digital counterpart on the screen. Many reviewers already tested the function, and it looks like it works well most of the time. However, sometimes it captured a bit too much detail about specific items, but this is an advantage in the long run – Even though you get a lengthy description of a bottle of shampoo, you are guaranteed to pick the right brand, size, package and so on. 

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