Amazon Alexa Arrives On Windows 10 PCs

09 Enero, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Misty Newman
  • Amazon Alexa Arrives On Windows 10 PCs

The new Alexa app for Windows 10 is notably separate from the deal Microsoft and Amazon struck past year that allowed for integration between Alexa and the former's Cortana voice assistant. The latest big development is an announcement that Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo are all planning on adding Alexa to some of their Windows 10 laptops and desktops. It'll also bring additional support for Alexa-PC integration for making calls and sending messages. "It now will offer a custom LED to indicate Alexa is listening", the company explained in a press release. HP says that the updated Pavilion Wave will ship in the Spring with a starting price of $549.99. Initially the feature will be available in the United States via an update through Acer Care Center and wider support is expected to be rolled out mid-2018. With Alexa enabled, you can ask your laptop or desktop to do anything you might ask of your Echo device: check calendars, create lists and answer questions, play music, and manage smart home devices.

Alexa PCs will tap into Intel Smart Sound Technology; Acer says it will not impact system performance.

Amazon Alexa will roll out on Acer PCs in the United States via an update through Acer Care Center; other regions will get it in mid-2018.

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People can already access Alexa on their PCs through an Amazon-sanctioned website for developers to test their Alexa apps, or skills, built for the Echo.

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is expected to become more ubiquitous than ever in 2018.

Amazon's Alexa app for Windows (credit: The Verge). Several OEMs, including Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins are already working on voice-controlled Alexa experiences on their products and device makers are invited to signup to be notified when the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit is made available later this year.

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