Alexa expands on Fire, iPad, Android tablets

14 March, 2018, 06:29 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
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They include not only the Apple iPad tablets but also Android and Amazon Fire tablets. For everyone else, you will have to open the Alexa app to take advantage of these features. The added support for voice calls and messaging is the latest example of Amazon's Alexa app as for how it is becoming more than a utility for managing the settings on Echo devices.

If you have an iOS or Android device, you can now send text messages and phone calls through Alexa. This is not something that has affected all Alexa devices, only a few, making people upload videos of the AI's laughter online. The Fire 7 starts at just $49.99, while the All-New Fire HD 10 sells for $149.99 at Amazon's website.

Also, there are other limitations such as needing to have an Echo if you would like to call mobile or landline numbers.

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Starting Tuesday, Echo users who haven't previously used Audible - Amazon's audiobook service - can listen to any single audiobook in Audible's library of over 180,000 best sellers, new releases and other titles. Once installed, a customer will need to sign in to their Amazon account on the app, and then make sure they've enabled the calling feature.

But you can also enable remote Drop In for specified contacts.

Amazon noted that this feature will not work when music, books, or other audio is playing; when you end a conversation with Alexa by saying "stop", "cancel", "go to sleep", or "thank you;" or when "Alexa is not confident you're speaking to her".

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You will be able to do this right from your tablet with this new Drop-In feature.

There were even claims that when a user told Alexa to turn off the lights, the AI assistant "refused" to and laughed while doing the opposite. Are you excited that you can do everything over Wi-Fi and not waste your data?

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