This new Amazon Echo trick lets you make commands without speaking. Here’s how
Gone are the days of ($599 at Apple) and iPad ($295 at Back Market) users, but Amazon told CNET it’s planning to add support for Android devices in the future.vocally when you need to get something done on your . Now, Amazon has just released a new feature that lets you interact with Alexa by typing your . For now, the feature is only available for iPhone
Texting instead of speaking your command can be useful if you prefer toon your Amazon Echo, but still want access to everything Alexa can do. It’s also handy if you’re in another room and don’t want to shout a command at your Echo speaker.
To get started, open the Alexa app and tap the new Keyboard button in the top left corner of the screen. From here, you can type a command — for example, “turn on the lights” or “.” You can also search for something within the app from this screen. For example, if you’re looking for a specific or trying to find the .
Note that interacting with Alexa through text is part of a public preview and is still in beta, so you might encounter a glitch. The new feature is rolling out to users, so you may need to check back to try it out.
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