The artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant, Alexa, provided by Amazon, is making news all across for all the good reasons and we’re getting to know more and more valuable Alexa skills rolling out on a daily basis. It’s also initiating to approach onto phones. As voice search features were one time limited to few flagship mobile phones, Amazon announced the Alexa App has been updated to bring these features to all Android and iOS Devices.
Due to its fantastic features and popularity, Amazon Alexa can now be found almost everywhere, right from cars to televisions and appliances. However, one of the most incredible moves is that Alexa is coming to phones.
Last year, Amazon also incorporated Alexa to the Amazon shopping app. This year, Amazon has brought Alexa to the place it apparently should have been all along: the Alexa app.
Here’s how you can talk to Alexa using your iPhone.
Amazon has updated its Amazon Alexa App to make it more convenient to use the Alexa voice assistant on your iPhone. That’s great news, because Siri is a bit outdated whereas Alexa has become much more influential.
At the same time, the app has always been the go-to place to manage any Amazon Echo devices placed at your smart home where Alexa is at foucs point.
Here’s how to use it.
- At the outset, make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the Amazon Alexa app installed on your iPhone.
- Next, open the app.
- Now you have to tap the “blue Alexa icon” located at the bottom of app’s screen. It’s right in the middle:
- You can do so many things with Amazon Alexa and it has been proven to be better than Siri on an iPhone. Place the Alexa app on your home screen to access it rapidly.
iOS users, alternatively, were ostensibly left behind. TechCrunch has given statement that a parallel update for the Alexa iPhone app is on the way, but seems to be delayed due to Apple’s App Store selection method.
Across the world, iPhone users were frustrated with the old-school Siri. How may possibly that Android can get a aspect first? How could it be that all of a sudden they were the second-class citizens? When, they cried, would they get their Alexa voice command capabilities?
If, in fact, TechCrunch is accurate and the Alexa app for iPhone in it’s App Store review, the answer is that iOS users will almost get these prospective within the next few days. But if that’s not good enough, you can control Alexa and even your smart home devices right now, via voice, on iOS.
Most people do not recognise it, but Alexa voice control has been accessible to iOS users for some time now. What’s unusual is that the capability isn’t in the Alexa app, but instead in the Amazon shopping app.
In case you launch your Amazon Shopping app on your iPhone, you’ll observe the Alexa icon on the right side of the screen.
The first time you press it, you’ll have to accept Amazon’s slightly frightening “Alexa Helps You Shop” advising that “Amazon processes and maintains audio, interactions, and other data in the cloud.” Click on “Continue” button and you will get an Amazon Alexa Support.
If you’ve by no means used an Alexa-enabled device before, it’s worth taking a few minutes to modify things to your taste.
Tap the hamburger menu icon at the top-left corner of the app screen in a way to access these bells and whistles of Alexa App:
Music, Video, and Books: All you need to sign into muci, video and books services you want your Alexa app to use and indulge yourself into it to enjoy the moment.
Lists: In this section you’ll see items you’ve added to your to-do list from the Amazon shopping list under Alexa app.
Smart Home: This section lets you organize smart home devices you can control with your Amazon Alexa app, including smart lights/bulbs, Smart TVs, Wireless Security Cameras and many more. Tap Discover to find and set up new devices, and then systematize them into Groups and Scenes to match your liking.
All Skills: Here you can browse, enable, and handle the numbers of third-party apps that extend Alexa’s functionality. You may see which ones you’ve already installed by tapping the My skills button in the top-right corner of the screen.