Alexa is the assistant that we can find on all Amazon devices, an assistant that we have at our disposal through its corresponding application, an application that will receive in the coming days a new function that many will appreciate.
According to the guys from TechCruch, the Alexa application will add a new hands-free function, a function that will prevent us from pressing the blue button of the application, located at the bottom, to be able to interact through voice commands with the Amazon assistant.
Once the application is updated, and we run the application for the first time, it will ask us if we want to activate the hands-free function, a function that we can later deactivate through the configuration options of the application itself.
This new feature only available when we run the Alexa appTherefore, we cannot directly interact with it without the application being open. This small problem has a simple solution, inviting Siri to open the Alexa application and thus, without having to touch the iPhone at any time, be able to manage the home automation of our home, make shopping lists, play songs …
This update, will launch in a few days for both iOS and Android and will be available in all the countries where Amazon markets its devices.
Expanding the ecosystem
A couple of weeks ago, Amazon launched in Spain the Amazon Echo Auto, a small device that we have already analyzed in Actualidad iPhone and that take the Amazon assistant to our vehicle, a device that only makes sense in those vehicles where CarPlay and Android Auto are not available and is far from being an alternative to both systems.