Alexa voice commands are finally coming to the Android Alexa app

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Fittingly enough, support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is finally coming to the Alexa app for Android phones, although it’s currently a bit of a gimmick.

Rather than being able to talk to Alexa at any time much as you would through Google Assistant, Alexa only works on Android devices if you have the Alexa app open, as Android Police reports. But hey, small steps, right?

It’s not the first time that Alexa has been available on a smartphone, but in the past it only appeared on devices like the Huawei Mate 9 or Motorola Moto X4 as a result of special partnership deals.

The new update, though, which is expected to roll out over the course of the next few days on both the Google Play store and Amazon’s own app store, essentially brings Amazon’s increasingly beloved voice assistant to almost any phone.

Support for iOS is also expected to come soon, although no specific timeline was given.

Many voices, many choices

Amazon’s Alexa is clearly a hit, as seen in the way that the Alexa app topped the iOS App Store’s free charts for many hours after Christmas morning. Understandably, though, Amazon has had a rougher time bringing Alexa to smartphones owing to the dominance of Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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