Amazon Adds Alexa to Android App


The service will launch with more than 45 million songs, and hundreds of curated playlists and personalised stations featuring local acts - all accessible using voice controls. It's mostly found inside homes - but what's significant about it isn't its location but it's distribution. The Echo Spot, for instance, serves perfectly as a bedside timepiece and alarm clock.

"In time, Alexa or Google Home will be as ubiquitous".

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The arrival of voice commands means that users can now speak directly to Alexa using the app to trigger certain functions - play music, use Alexa skills, the whole nine yards.

Until this update, which isn't even live for everyone yet, the Alexa app purely managed Alexa on your various Echo devices.

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Voice integration has arrived on Alexa for Android. A similar update is also on the way for the iOS App Store, but its timing is still up in the air, likely due to Apple's stricter vetting process. Australian's are engaging with SEEK for more than just active job applying which is why we developed SEEK Company Reviews and SEEK employment market updates for Alexa.

It's worth noting that the app doesn't support waking up the handset with a voice command, so you will need to have the device's display unlocked and the app open to make use of voice functionality.

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