At the Settings screen, you can turn the Hands-Free mode on and off. It requires only one word: Alexa. You can tap into the. Some says that it requires unique firmware or hardware to make it work even on a basic level. Even this is basic, and you can get much more involved. Richard Devine Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. But it expands the reach and makes Alexa even more convenient to integrate into your lives, and your home.
Today Thursday 8 November 2018 I will show you how to install Alexa app on any windows 10 pc and use it without any amazon echo dot device. I guess loyalty to windows phone means nothing to Microsoft. After Alexa pops up, you can ask questions, request information, check your calendar and other personal services, and access different skills and tasks. You can also shut down the app if you don't need Alexa and don't want the app eating into your battery charge. Hit the link below, and we'll walk you through it step-by-step.
You can call on for help in without an nearby—the secret lies in Amazon's Alexa app for Windows. Click the button to Finish Setup Figure B. The second message asks if you want to pin the app to the taskbar—click Yes. Choose either option—you can always change it later in the app Figure A. Amazon has since released a which can be used by everyone.
With hands-free turned on, you can minimize the Alexa app window and still talk to Alexa. Tap the Alexa button and speak to Alexa after you hear a chime. And honestly, it's a much better way to interact with your connected home than tapping on a screen. His work has been published on Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. In the sidebar, you'll see two useful options to get your smart home going: Skills and smart home. The first message asks for confirmation that you want the Alexa app to run when you log in to Windows—click Enable to confirm.
And you can enable or disable the app from launching when you sign into Windows Figure E. Speaking of Cortana, Amazon and Microsoft. To check the same, navigate to Alexa settings. Our featured App of the Week might boost your productivity, secure your email, track career goals, and more. Some products still require an app to get going, so you might have to find access to a supported phone, but the best ones, such as Nest, also let you use a browser. The fact that Alexa is not tied to a mobile platform is a bonus for Windows users, and it gives you an opportunity to get involved. .
The hands-free option is easier since you can trigger Alexa by voice, just as you do with an Echo device, but this may chew up more battery power because the app is always listening. But, it expands the reach and makes Alexa even more convenient to integrate with your life, and your home. You can view and change the keyboard shortcut used to trigger Alexa. The key here is that you know what you're buying works with Alexa. Manufacturers are pretty upfront about declaring this support in product descriptions. Now Microsoft has partnered with Amazon to bring Amazon Alexa to Windows 10 devices. No wonder they are not growing.
To use the Alexa app, you don't need an Echo device, but you do need an Amazon account. How to set up an Amazon Echo with Windows 10 Before you get too excited there are a couple of caveats, the first is that you'll have to set it up through your desktop browser. Check if you have an Amazon icon on your start menu taskbar. The setup process is incredibly straightforward. Or maybe you'd just like to try out another voice assistant beyond Cortana. The final setup screen presents three options, all of which are selected by default: Launch App On Sign in To This Computer, Allow App Sounds, and Pin App In The Taskbar. If not, you can click on the Alexa icon at the bottom of the app and then say a command or question.
Well-known products such as Nest and Philips Hue both have Alexa integration, so you can tell your Echo to change the temperature or turn off the lights. The mobile app might be fine for a quick tweak here or there, but the web interface is vastly superior in terms of visual space and usability. It's not as good for playing music, but you can get a pair for the price of one Echo and the newest version is a marked improvement in both quality and volume. To be clear, this isn't a complete workaround, and there will be products you just can't set up to work with Alexa without using an iPhone or an Android device. Maybe you have an through which you access your calendar, to-do list, and other information. Of course, you will need to sign in with your Amazon account if not, create one.
Which Amazon Echo should you get? Head over to microsoft store and download the alexa application. If it's supported, it'll work in one of the two methods mentioned above. Tom Westrick has been writing about technology professionally since 2014, but he started poking and prodding at electronics as a teenager. Figure C What can you ask the Alexa app? If you have tips for using Amazon Alexa with Windows, be sure to drop them into the comments. Amazon Alexa can help you get many things done on Windows 10 with just your voice input. You can request music and other content.
If not, Alexa is a voice assistant by Amazon. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. You can request your personal information, such as appointments and to-do list. It can't be used to set up an Echo device, you'll still need to follow the steps above and use the web app for that. It can give you the weather info, help you create a shopping list, play music and even control your smart home. In addition to simple ease-of-use, the web interface also has the benefit of working anywhere you have Internet access: whether your Echo is across the room or across the city.