Alexa app now out for Windows 10 PCs: Here's what you can do with it


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Amazon has formally launched its Alexa app. The app was already obtainable on choose Home windows 10 laptops, however now, it is reside within the Microsoft Retailer for any Home windows 10 PC consumer to obtain and check out. This is what that you must find out about Alexa on the PC and the way it works.

The best way to get began with Alexa on a PC

First, obtain the Alexa app from the Windows 10 Microsoft Store here. If it got here pre-installed in your PC, you've what Microsoft and Amazon are calling an "Alexa built-in PC". Both approach, launch the app, after which check in to your Amazon account (or create one in case you are new). Lastly, simply faucet the Alexa button and ask a query. Attempt asking, "Alexa, what is the climate like proper now?"

Go here for particular set up and setup directions.

Is the Alexa app for PCs all the time listening?

When you have an Alexa built-in PC, you'll be able to converse to Alexa hands-free. Should you don’t have a suitable Home windows 10 PC, then you'll be able to nonetheless press a button inside the app to talk to Alexa, or you possibly can invoke the assistant utilizing a keyboard shortcut in your pc. Go here for an entire listing of Alexa built-in PCs.

To see if you need to use a wake phrase:&

  • Open the Alexa app for PC menu.
  • Choose& Settings.
  • See in case you can choose the Wake Phrase choice.

What are you able to do with Alexa on a PC?

You should use Alexa to set reminders, timers, and alarms, create purchasing and to-do lists, take heed to music and audiobooks, examine your calendar and appointments, and even management your sensible residence. Alexa on the PC works virtually like Alexa on some other gadget. The one variations are that video, calls, Spotify, and Pandora are all not at present supported inside this Alexa for Home windows 10 app.

Issues you possibly can attempt asking Alexa:

  • "Alexa, what’s on my calendar at present?”
  • “Alexa, learn me a e-book.”
  • “Alexa, activate the sunshine.”
  • “Alexa, what’s the climate at house?”

Are you able to management your PC with Alexa?

It is unlucky that Amazon hasn’t added any options in order that Alexa can management or entry Home windows 10 particularly. Nevertheless, Amazon stated “PC-specific capabilities shall be added in early 2019 along with ongoing function updates".

Need to know extra?

Take a look at Amazon's help hub for particulars.