Amazon shares more information about Alexa for Windows 10 PCs

Doris Richards
January 22, 2018

If you're not interested in splashing out some cash on one of Amazon's Alexa devices but want to use the shopping giant's voice assistant then you'll be able to install it on your Windows PC.

The new capability means that users can activate Alexa and Alexa skills just by speaker to their phones as they would with Amazon's Echo devices. In all, more than 4,000 smart home devices from over 1,200 brands can be controlled with Alexa. The latest piece of Alexa-related news, on the other hand, has nothing to do with its integration with Microsoft's virtual assistant.

Amazon Alexa integration compliments Domino's existing smart ordering systems, including "Zero Click" ordering. However, that Alexa app to date has lacked Alexa's most valuable capability - voice control. The development also gives users of iOS and Android devices another digital assistant to engage with in addition to Apple's own Siri and Google Assistant.

Amazon Echo Spot    
    Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things
Amazon Echo Spot Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things

However, iPhone users may have to wait a little longer for voice commands to be available on the iOS app. In the FAQ section, on the other hand, ASUS has been left aside, but it is also possible that its portables will get Alexa at a later time. And even more recently, there has been speculation about Alexa moving into the healthcare sector. Later this year, Alexa will be available in Toyota cars, as announced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month.

Jabra, Cleer, and Beyerdynamics all announced new headphones with access to Alexa, helping customers bring everything they love about Alexa on-the-go.

Although there's no information about the number of people using the service, an estimated 11 million people have purchased an Amazon Echo speaker since its launch in 2014.


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