Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon

Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon


Amazon’s slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa. Up to now, the app has been little more than a way to mange settings for the Echo and other smart home devices built around its smart assistant.

The addition of voice commands means users can speak directly to their handset the way they would an Echo to play music, trigger Alexa skills and the like. The update is being rolled out over the course of the coming days through Google Play and Amazon’s own Appstore. 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.

Mobile has, of course, been a big missing piece in Amazon’s Alexa push. The…

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