You can easily chat with Alexa through your Amazon Echo. But what if you’re not near an Echo and still want to talk to Amazon’s voice assistant?
No problem, a recent update to the Alexa app helps you talk to her, as does third-party app Listens for Alexa. The Alexa app itself supports iOS and Android, while Listens for Alexa works only on Android devices.
After setting up either app to allow for voice commands, you can pose a variety of requests to Alexa, from simple ones like “What is the weather forecast” to more complex queries, like “Show me my appointments for this week.” Alexa then responds through your phone or tablet. Let’s get started.