Here's One Reason Why Amazon's Alexa Might Be Evil Laughing

14 March, 2018, 06:25 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Starting today, customers can use Alexa calling and messaging on Fire, Android, and iOS tablets.

The update follows the introduction of a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the United States, which will allow users to send SMS messages to their friends and other contacts.

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Thankfully, Amazon has realized this issue and introduced a new feature called Follow-Up Mode, which makes Alexa listen for a couple of seconds after she has finished speaking.

Alexa calling and voice messages on the Fire HD 10, will be available hands-free and can take action just on voice control. "Making calls with Alexa is easy". Still, it's worth it in the end since you no longer need an Echo speaker. Effectively, Amazon is turning your slate into an intercom. But Amazon has been focused on bringing Alexa out of its hardware products, and this requires the company to make the Alexa app more powerful by adding such features. Simply download and install the Alexa app on a compatible tablet and get connected. Off by default, both parties will need to approve the feature on a contact-by-contact basis. And for everyone else, you'll have to open the Alexa app.

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Amazon has also said it has several ways of dealing with the problem.

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If we talk about Amazon's own tablets particularly, to access this voice and video calling functionality is different. On the older tablets such as Amazon Fire HD 8 and Amazon Fire HD 9, users have to first press the home button and then ask Alexa regarding the same.

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