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Amazon Updates Alexa App for iOS to Enable Voice Commands

iOS users with an Amazon Echo device will be relieved to know Amazon has updated it Alexa app for iOS to finally allow users to give voice commands to the smart assistant—which is kind of the point of having an Echo in the first place. This update allows iPhone or iPad users to issue spoken commands to their smart home products. What does that mean exactly?

For example, an iPhone user is now able to ask Amazon Alexa for music playback, and other compatible Alexa skills, with the tap of a button from within the app. But due to Apple’s tightly controlled environment, iOS users will not be able to use Amazon Alexa as a replacement for Apple's Siri. So, you still won’t be able to say “Alex” to your iPhone or iPad to get a response. You’ll still have to open the app.

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