Amazon has announced it’s beginning to roll out Alexa support for all Windows 10 users. The company previously made the voice assistant available on select few laptops and PCs in the past. But now, Amazon has released a proper Alexa app which is currently available in the Microsoft Store for free.
As far as what you can do with Alexa on Windows 10, the description reads as follows.
The convenience of Alexa, now on your PC.
With Alexa on your PC you can simplify your life and use your voice to get more done. Just tap and ask Alexa to check your calendar, create lists, play music, answer questions, read the news and more. Alexa on your PC even makes it easy to control your smart home from anywhere just by using your voice. Whether you’re at home or on the go, Alexa is designed to make your life easier.
Things to Try:
”Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?”
“Alexa, read me a book.”
“Alexa, turn on the light.”
“Alexa, what’s the weather at home?”
To learn more about Alexa for your PC, visit: amazon.com/alexaforpc
That seems like a good mix of features, but it’s worth noting there aren’t any PC-specific functions just yet. They’ll come next year, according to Amazon. It’s also worth noting you can’t control music apps like Spotify and Pandora with Alexa on Windows 10 just yet. Fortunately, however, on supported PCs, you can say “Alexa” to summon the voice assistant.
Regardless, if you’ve been waiting for Alexa on your PC, your time has come.