Now, you can use the Amazon Alexa on a smartphone iOS or Android without touching the screen, provided the app is open and that the screen is not locked.
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If Alexa has especially been designed for the connected speaker Amazon, the wizard is also available on a mobile application. And thanks to a new update of this application, use Alexa on a Android or iOS device will now be a little more convenient.
When you use an iPhone, you can access Siri with a simple vocal request. And if you’re on Android, you can access Google Assistant by saying ” Ok Google ! “. On the other hand, when you want to go to Alexa on these mobile platforms, you will need to install the Alexa, open it, and press a button, before being able to make a voice command.
A hands-free access to Alexa on Android and iOS, provided that the application is open and that the screen is not locked
Fortunately, the giant of e-commerce has just announced an improvement that will make the use of Alexa more convenient on smartphones. In fact, from now on, one may also invoke the wizard with a voice command, without touching the screen, if the application is opened, active, and that the smartphone is not unlocked. When you invoke Alexa on the mobile app, a blue bar animated appears at the bottom of the screen, indicating that the request is sent in the Amazon cloud.
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Despite this novelty, Alexa can’t replace the built-in wizards to iOS or Android (it’s like using Google Assistant on an iPhone). However, in some scenarios, the feature may have its utility. For example, if one is doing the exercise, you can leave the application open so that you could use Alexa to send music, or to order other connected devices. This new functionality will be deployed over the next few days and to get there, it will suffice to update the application Alexa Amazon on the App Store or on Google Play Store. Amazon also notes that there is a setting that allows you to enable or disable hands-free access to the wizard.
Otherwise, to recap, a month ago, Amazon has also launched a feature group calling for the Drop In Alexa. It allows you to use the speakers Amazon Echo as intercoms in the house. This can be handy when one wishes to discuss the shopping list.
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