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Amazon App Updates With Alexa Voice Support

Frequent users of the official Amazon app will likely want to get familiar with the app’s latest update, which now allows for the checking of order status, shopping for items … and more, using just their voice.

“Use Alexa in the Amazon app to ask questions, shop, play music and more,” the company announced Thursday.

Alexa’s anticipated arrival in the retailer’s mobile app will see iPhone users in particular able to access Amazon’s voice assistant – whilst on the go, (and without having to purchase Amazon Echo or Echo Dot) – for the first time, with those shoppers who are looking to try out the new feature simply required to tap the ‘mic’ icon in the app’s top search bar to get started.

Here’s just some of what you can do in the app’s latest version.

Shop with Alexa
It’s now possible to shop using just your voice.

You can say things like:

• “Search for paper towels”
• “Reorder batteries”
• “Track my last order”
• “Add shampoo to my cart”
• “Best-selling camera”

Listen to music and play Kindle books
Alexa can stream books from your Kindle library or music from Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, or purchased music. Amazon Prime members can stream playlists, stations, and over two million songs for free.

You can say things like:

• “Play some music”
• “Play the Beatles”
• “Play dance music”
• “Play my Kindle book”

Play Media
When you ask Alexa to play media, player controls will appear on the screen. The audio will continue to play after you’ve dismissed the visual.

Ask Alexa a Question
Alexa can answer a variety of questions about people, geography, dates, music, sports, and more. Alexa can also spell, define words, complete conversions, and make simple calculations.

You can say things like:

• “When is Memorial Day”
• “What is anthropology”
• “Tell me a joke”
• “Who is Abraham Lincoln”

Alexa Skills and Smart Home
Skills are voice-driven capabilities that enhance the functionality of your Alexa-enabled device. Set skills and Smart Home capabilities using the Alexa app or on

Check News, Weather & Traffic
Alexa can give you updates on the news, weather, and traffic. To check weather, add your address to the Alexa app. To check traffic, set your starting point and destination in the Alexa app.

You can say things like:

• “What’s new”
• “What’s my flash briefing ”
• “What’s the weather in Boston today”
• “How is traffic”

Amazon is a FREE download on the App Store.

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