Alexa Reaching Out to Broader User Groups, Courtesy Arrival on Android

July 24, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Android users won’t have to wait longer to play it out with Alexa. The main Amazon app on Android will soon be having the personal assistant included to fetch the solutions for all your queries through voice commands.

Amazon had earlier rolled out the virtual assistant on its main app on the iOS platform. This included ability to communicate with Alexa and enquire about basic facts and weather and news info. Indeed, users could add to those features by raking up the add-on skills, and all of them will be available on Android as well.

A formal announcement hasn’t yet been made, but according to reports, Amazon has already given the confirmation that it will be arriving this week. Alongside offering the voice capabilities for an easier way to check orders and finding products, Alexa’s integration also makes sense that it will help introduce the assistant to a broader group. In a sense, it can prove to be a demo for all those who are yet to make a decision on purchasing an Echo speaker or kindred Alexa powered device.

Additional skills that will be available include the ability to play music, control smart home devices, play games, access ride-sharing, and place orders from stores like Starbucks and plenty more. All the features are initially becoming available for those who have got the Alexa companion app installed courtesy of the Echo device they have bought.

The feature is being rolled out gradually, so you can expect to welcome the new assistant on your Android device at anytime from now.

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