Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Alexa app update adds full Alexa voice interactions

Alexa app update adds full Alexa voice interactions

Until now, the app acted as hub to set up, monitor, and control Alexa-powered devices, but you could not use it to speak to Alexa. So, unless you're willing to open up the app every time you'd like to conjure up Alexa, it's probably not super useful yet.

"We've seen phenomenal feedback from customers who use Amazon Music Unlimited, and we're thrilled to bring an entirely new world of music streaming possibilities to listeners in Australia and New Zealand", says Sean McMullan, head of worldwide expansion for Amazon Music.

Alexa on Android just got a little bit smarter.


Alexa functions like other virtual assistant software on smartphones. "Being one of the first brands in the country to develop Alexa skills gives SEEK an opportunity to experiment with what type of career content resonates with users through voice search technology". However if you don't own an Echo speaker or an Alexa-powered device, then this could be a cheaper way of using Alexa on your mobile device.

If you don't immediately see Alexa voice assistant in Alexa app on your phone, don't worry, Amazon is slowly rolling-out access and it might take a few days. As per an announcement from Amazon at the recently concluded CES trade fair, Amazon is working with HP, Lenovo, Acer, and ASUS to integrate Alexa for PC on their Windows 10 devices.

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