Want Alexa to be the default virtual assisant on your Android phone?

by Linda Olson May 9, 2018, 5:13
Want Alexa to be the default virtual assisant on your Android phone?

Microsoft Cortana is compatible with devices running Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Invoke smart speaker, Microsoft Band, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and Windows Mixed Reality.

Those who have Android devices but prefer to rely on Amazon Alexa for questions and commands are in luck.

Choose Alexa instead of Google Assistant. Additionally, the squeeze gesture on the Pixel 2 will not respond at all if you set Alexa as the default assistant, which is odd. Here are our five favorite applets that will show you how Alexa can work with a thing you already have - your phone!

In fact, now you can set Alexa as your default personal digital assistant on your Android device and access it by long pressing the home-screen button, a Reddit user has pointed out.

In a demonstration, Saunders used an Amazon Alexa-powered Echo to "call" Cortana and to check her schedule for the day. You can not, for example use a voice phrase to activate Alexa nor does it seem to be able to pull up Maps or make calls.

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I left an empty seat in row B for him. "I know he is watching me and he's smiling at me and laughing at me. His promoter Eddie Hearn added: "If he retires tomorrow, I would be the happiest man in the world".

Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa are finally talking, fulfilling a groundbreaking promise made previous year to bring the rival digital assistants together. Now you'll be able to hold the home button to pull up Alexa.

Interested users need to download Amazon Alexa application from Google Play Store.

We'll leave you to work out which voice assistant is which child. The new options are also not Amazon's first foray into rewarding developers for creating new skills for Alexa, either.

Before telling you how to use Alexa/Cortana on Android, let me make it clear that you won't be able to wake up Alexa and Cortana using their wake words directly.

Using Cortana on the Echo, Saunders was able to check her schedule and even send an email to a colleague. But you can also use Microsoft's Cortana, Firefox Search and Sound Hound as the default one.

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