Alexa is getting easier and flexible. Siri must be shaking right now!
Alexa, Amazon’s Virtual Assistant, is now reachable through text commands for Amazon iOs users. This is an extra feature where users can interact with Alexa through text messages instead of voice commands.
Alexa’s New Feature Snippet:
Based on the reports from The Verge, the added feature was just recently launched today to United States users. Alexa iOS users can do a normal typing in giving commands, just like how you do in voice commands. All the users have to do is type on the keyboard which can be found on the left of the menu app.
The report also stated that Amazon’s feature is still in beta, so there could be some bugs. And the users have to be the text subjects to access the type to Alexa feature.
AT&T users can take advantage of the telecommunication’s perk of making and receiving calls from Alexa-enabled speakers. The company has released the Numbersync program where you can leave your phone and connect your number to any Alexa Speakers such as the Amazon Echo and the Devialet Phantom. From then on, any AT&T users can make and receive calls quickly with their wireless and portable speakers anywhere.
How To Start for AT&T Users:
For the users to get started with the feature, you just have to start with “AT&T calling with Alexa,” then go to the Alexa app and look for the Communication section under settings. After that, click that AT&T option and follow the on-screen prompts. This is to connect your phone number with your speakers.
Once done, you can already make and receive a call from the selected Alexa-enabled speaker where you have connected your phone number. If there is an incoming call, the virtual assistant will automatically announce that there is a call from the receiver with its name announced as well. You may also directly tell Alexa the phone numbers you would like to call.
Aside from those, you have to take note that once your calls go through speakers, it may not be that convenient sometimes. So, the company made sure to create an option when you want to set that up. All you have to do is tell Alexa, “I’m leaving home” to turn off the speaker connection or make a routine to turn off the speaker itself.
As of the moment, this AT&T feature is only in the United States number but can still reach Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Canada.