Amazon Pushes Voice Control To Its iOS Alexa App- MobileAppDaily
Mobile App

Amazon Pushes Voice Control To Its iOS Alexa App

But, you can't replace Siri with Alexa.

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Amazon Pushes Voice Control To Its iOS Alexa App

Amazon finally brings the voice control for Alexa on iOS devices. The company has updated Alexa app for iOS devices that will allow the users to give voice commands. With the help of new feature, the iOS users can control the smart home appliances and will be able to directly ask questions to Alexa. Amazon added the voice control feature to its Android app in January and promised the iOS users to push the update soon. This update will open up Alexa’s all features for iOS users that can be accessed using voice commands. 

Making Alexa available on third party platforms with all its skills is a planned move from the company. Amazon is seeking to make its voice assistance a success with global recognition to compete against Google Assistant and Siri. The new voice assistant update triggers the ability of Alexa to respond on your voice commands and perform the tasks you asked. However, unlike Android, you won't be able to make Alexa default voice assistant on iPhones or iPads. You need to navigate to the Alexa app and activate the voice assistant instead of just saying the word “Alexa” that triggers the assistant in Android.

Though, this limitation was expected from Apple as it won't give any chance Alexa to replace Siri. However, it is not a bad option to have two different AI based voice assistant on your smartphone to help you out. Once you install the update, you will be able to ask questions to Alexa like (related to sports, weather, music, movies and whatever query you have. The move from the company is beneficial for the users who depend on Amazon’s ecosystem.  

Among the top three smart assistant, Alexa is the only one that doesn't have any native platform. In order to overcome this disadvantage, Amazon found some direct path to the users by partnering with Android smartphone makers like Motorola and Huawei. However, that wasn't much of a success as Google and Apple have clear intentions to make their respective voice assistant the next big thing. 

Amazon has released the update, and it will start appearing on the Apple App Store starting today. If you don't find the update yet then wait for a while, the update will be available to all the users in few days. 

MAD Team
Written By
MAD Team

MobileAppDaily host a team of experienced technical writers, industry wizards, and app experts who have an exact knack of content that caters to the needs of the mobile app targeted audience. We strive to bring you the best of tech!

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
Mobile App

App Growth Awards 2018: The List Of Fastest Growing App

MAD Team 4 min read  

Gone are the days when our desktops and mobile devices were filled with useless applications because nowadays people want to know more about the apps that function with a relevant purpose. In today's article, the team of MobileAppDaily will throw light on the top five finalists of the App Growth

Mobile App

Mobile App Report: Millennials Are Likely To Delete Apps Having Uncool Designs

MAD Team 4 min read  

As per ComScore’s report, mobile app millennials don’t like to browse through the apps that look uncool on their mobile screens. The reports suggested that 21% of millennials disposed of the apps from their phones this year. For millennials, it is the designing that must appeal to them.

Mobile App

Wink Bingo Is Changing The Way We Bingo With A New Mobile App

MAD Team 4 min read  

Want a new way to bingo? Now you have one! You can play bingo anywhere anytime right from your phone. The Wink Bingo app is the newest technological achievement of the Wink Bingo enterprise and it’s revolutionizing the way we play mobile games. So, what’s so special about this little app

Mobile App

Sqreen Raised $14 Million In Series A Funding For Security Management

MAD Team 2 min read  

Sqreen, a cybersecurity startup that helps developers monitor and protect their web apps from vulnerabilities and attacks, has raised $14 million in a series A round of funding led by Greylock Partners, with participation from Y Combinator, Alven Capital, and Point Nine.Sqreen's used to prot