Alexa voice commands are coming to the Amazon Alexa app on Android

An update appears to be incoming to the Amazon Alexa app. It is said to bring overdue features and functions including Alexa voice commands.

According to Android Police, who reported Friday, the official Amazon Alexa app on Android is to get an update soon. In the update we expect to see Alexa voice commands touch down for the first time. In the past, the Amazon Alexa app for Android acted only as a control center for connected Echo devices and other Alexa-speaking accessories. But with this update, you’ll be able to actually use the voice assistant within the app on your smartphone.

When the update arrives, it’ll bring Amazon Alexa to more Android devices. The experience won’t quite live up to that on the HTC U 11 on which the voice assistant is backed into the OS, but this is a start. If you’re confused, this means that there will be no hot-word detection from outside the app (inside will work), an advantage to the Google Assistant. The functionality probably should have released with the initial version of the app, but at least we’ll have it soon.

Drop a comment below if you receive the update on your Android device.

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SOURCE [Android Police]

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