Amazon is currently redesigning its Alexa App which is completely going to focus on user satisfaction and enhance the focus on things that people actually use. The leak has been reported by Tech Crunch which says that the app will be available on iOS, Android, and Fire OS and has been redesigned to focus on the core functionality rather than its third-party “skills” or weather forecasts.
The redesigned Home screen in the Alexa app now features a more prominent Alexa button at the top. Users can tap this button or simply say “Alexa” to activate the voice assistant. Below this is a variety of suggested actions personalized to each user, such as setting alarms, controlling music playback, and more.
Amazon launches new Alexa app for all users
The new design comes after Amazon recently announced a couple of new interesting features for Alexa on mobile. Earlier this month it announced that you’ll be able to summon its voice assistant using just your voice, without pressing the blue button so long as you have the Alexa app open, and last week it launched a preview of a new feature that lets Alexa launch iOS and Android apps. Amazon clearly wants Alexa to become a platform-agnostic alternative to Google Assistant and Siri, and its mobile app is a key part of making that happen.
my black lives matter Amazon Alexa app is coming together… I need to work on wording, adding in activism (call/write/etc. from the app), and more still. pic.twitter.com/zqd77ijThY
— Christine Corbett Moran (@corbett) July 13, 2020
The new Alexa app is going to abide by the new slogan of “Black lives matter”. Amazon says the new app is rolling out gradually over the coming month and should be available for all iOS, Android, and Fire OS users by the end of August.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.