With technology advancing day by day, we see the development of new androids and devices on a faster note in the market. Virtual voice assistants have been a hot topic these days. Though we have Siri for the IOS devices, Amazon Alexa has come into competition and is winning hearts already. The Amazon Alexa developed by the Amazon lab 126 is being used as a substitute for the voice assistant siri in the IOS devices lately. Inspired by the computer voice from the science fiction tv series- Star Trek, Amazon Alexa came into existence. The features of Alexa include voice interaction, music playback, streaming podcasts, making to-do lists, playing audio books, setting alarms and providing, weather, traffic and sports and other real-time information. Alexa as a home automation system is an excellent resource as it can control several different devices making things much more accessible.
Download Alexa App For Ios, Iphone, Ipad
Currently, only a few languages are available for the users to converse with Alexa and these languages include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. The activation of a push button is required for some devices like the Amazon mobile app on the IOS to talk with Alexa. Here is how you download the Amazon Alexa on to your IOS device.
- Make sure you have an IOS device that’s above 9.0.
- DOWNLOAD AMAZON ALEXA APP FROM THE IOS STORE
Download the latest version of the Amazon Alexa app
- MAKE AMAZON ALEXA THE DEFAULT APP
One the installation completes, go the settings and open apps and notifications. Select default apps and from assistant voice ad input choose Alexa as your default assistant app
- LONG PRESS THE HOME BUTTON
Long press on the home button and instead of siri as yourassistant, Amazon Alexa will appear.
- THE AMAZON ALEXA APP
Your Amazon app opens after you long press the home button.
- ENTER AMAZON CREDENTIALS
Enter your Amazon account credentials or quickly set up an Amazon account to log into the Alexa app.
- ALLOW PERMISSIONS
Click on setup and then allow permissions which the app asks for.
- PERMISSIONS LIKE CONTACTS, AUDIO AND LOCATION
Give permissions that the Alexa ask for like the contacts, record audio, and location of the device.
- ALEXA SETUP IS DONE
After completing the setup, you’re good to go to use the Alexa app.
- LONG PRESS HOME BUTTON, TO USE ALEXA
You cant use the Alexa hot word to trigger Alexa, which means you’ll have to long-press the home button every time you need to activate Alexa for your voice command.
And the end, alexa could be used as the virtual assistant other than the Siri as your virtual assistant. The voice assistant responds on being called ‘Hey Siri’ while amazon alexa doesn’t do that. Since alexa is new on the the IOS version, there are a few bugs to be fixed compared to the IOS assistant Siri. In the end Amazon Alexa works pretty fine as a virtual assistant and is definitely worth the shot.