A voice assistant called Alexa was developed by Amazon and its subsidiary, the Alexa Internet. Most devices use a wake-word – “Alexa” – to activate the system. Others, like the Amazon Dash Wand, require you to press a button to activate the listening mode. Some phones, however, allow you to simply say a word to activate Alexa. Here are some of the features that come with Alexa.
The first thing to know is whether your PC has Alexa built-in functionality. While some models of PCs are designated as Alexa Built-In, others don’t. Some PCs from Acer, Asus, Dell, and HP are Alexa-compatible. Note that the Cortana app isn’t available on the Alexa app for PC, although it does work on Echo devices. The Alexa app is currently available in the U.S., Germany, and U.K. and is expected to be available in more areas in 2019.
The Alexa mobile accessory kit simplifies the integration process by enabling manufacturers to add Alexa to their products without coding. With this new toolkit, manufacturers don’t have to worry about bulk coding to make their devices Alexa-compatible. Manufacturers no longer have to deal with bulk coding, which reduces the cost and time of adding Alexa to products. Alexa is now available in more places than ever before, including smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches.