Alexa Setup on Windows and Smartphones: How to Test Amazon’s Virtual Assistant

Posted by on October 8th, 2018  •  1 Comment  • 

Alexa Setup on Windows

Alexa Setup on Windows and Smartphones

Alexa, Amazon’s personal assistant would independently trigger and surprise a scary laugh. Skynet? Computer bug? Technological ghost? We take stock.

Imagine, lying comfortably in your bed sleeping. It’s two o’clock in the morning when a terrifying laugh resounds in your apartment. This is the experience that many Americans have with their Amazon connected speaker and especially the intelligent assistant Alexa. Internet users are now more likely to report this kind of dysfunction on social networks and also on a Reddit forum created especially for the occasion.

The Amazon Alexa assistant will be included within Cortana (Microsoft’s virtual assistant), so it will be in Windows and smartphones. In fact, we can already find it natively on some HP, Lenovo and Acer computers, at least for the moment. But, thanks to the fact that someone has extracted the executable file from one of those computers, we can install it in ours.

That is, we can so Amazon Alexa setup on Windows computer by following these simple instructions. The only problem is that at the moment it is only available in English. So in addition to having to interact with Alexa in the language of Shakespeare, we will have to have the English (American) language configured, at least while we are installing it.

How to do Amazon Alexa Setup on Windows?

The first thing we have to do, then, go to Settings and enter the Region and language section. We must not only change the language of our computer, but also the region in which we find ourselves. In this way, we must place in the United States and in the English language (United States).

For the moment it is the only way we can do this. And everything should be as in the image above. Once we have done it. We must restart the computer or if not, log out and restart it for the changes to take effect.

Now the step to install the application, but we must know that it is an executable file that as we said, is extracted from a computer that comes from the factory with Alexa, and is uploaded to Dropbox. Therefore, it is not an official installer. We have done it that way and we have not had any problems.

Therefore, we must download the Dropbox .exe and execute it (we remember again that we have to have the region and the language in the USA). The installer will not ask us much: accept the terms and conditions and little else. Once we have completed all the steps, we can enjoy Alexa.

Amazon Alexa on Windows Works, And Very Well

And the truth is that, after trying a few hours, the feeling has been very satisfactory. In fact, compared to Cortana, it’s much better, or at least that’s my feeling. And I can ask for many more things, although I have had a big problem: Alexa seems not to hear me very well. But this is probably due to my team; and is that where I’ve been using Alexa has been from a desktop with a built-in microphone. So the experience in this regard has not been very satisfactory.

How to Use Amazon’s Alexa App on Your Smartphone?

Alexa app update brings voice interaction to all Android users

Amazon’s artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant. Alexa, is spreading like wildfire and we’re seeing more and more useful Alexa skills roll out every day. It’s in robots, vacuum cleaners, and the thousands of third-party apps that tap Alexa for voice recognition. It’s also starting to make its way onto phones. While voice search features were once limited to a few flagship phones. Amazon recently announced the Alexa app has been updated to bring these features to all Android devices.

We’re going to start by taking a look at how to use the Alexa setup on Smartphone, then on the next page, we’ll dig into the extra steps required to get Alexa working as a voice-controlled assistant on the HTC U11 or Huawei Mate 9 and explain what it can and can’t do.

How to Configure Alexa on Your Android or iPhone?

You can personalize the way that Alexa works on all of your supported devices (including the U11 or Mate 9) by installing Amazon’s dedicated Alexa app via the Google Play Store. You can download the Alexa app for iPhone as well in the App Store, however, voice search features are not available; Amazon says it plans to add the feature in the near future.

If you’ve never used an Alexa-enabled device before, it’s worth taking a few minutes to customize things to your liking. Tap the three-line menu icon in the top-left corner of the app to access the following:

Music, video, and books: Sign into the services you want the Alexa app to use. But note that music services currently don’t work on the Huawei Mate 9 and HTC U11.

Lists: Here’s where you’ll see items you’ve added (via voice command) to your Amazon shopping and to-do list from the Alexa app.

All Skills: Here’s where you can browse, enable, and manage the thousands of third-party apps that extend Alexa’s functionality. See which ones you’ve installed by tapping the My skills button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Smart Home: This menu lets you configure smart home devices you can control with the Alexa app, including smart bulbs, TVs, security cameras, and more. Tap Discover to find and set up new devices, and then organize them into Groups and Scenes to suit your tastes.

While the controversy swelled in recent days, Amazon has finally deigned to react. But as much to say that the answer is still at least sibylline. The company responded to our colleagues at The Verge: “We are aware of this problem and we are working to solve it.” An answer still largely insufficient for many Internet users. At least they can reassure themselves on one point. It is not a phenomenon of collective hallucination, nor of a poltergeist 2.0.

Maybe this story will cool a bit the French who were eager for the arrival of Alexa and connected speakers of Amazon. In theory, the arrival remains very close to France. The date of April 14 has indeed been confirmed a few weeks ago. But with a mini-crisis like this, the company of Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, may well decide to wait a little more. History to correct the problem instead of managing returns by SAV. You do not need to rely on such slow service providers, contact us today.

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