Amazon recently announced that they will bring Alexa – the company’s intelligent personal assistant to Windows-powered PCs. At CES 2018, Amazon announced that Alexa on Windows PCs would work like Echo and Echo Dot devices, and Alexa will be available on select Windows 10 PCs from Lenovo, HP, Acer and Asus in the coming weeks.
Amazon wants to make Alexa more ubiquitous than ever in 2018, not so long ago, we learned that Cortana and Alexa would work together, and this year the company is working with the PC makers to integrate Alexa in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.
“Voice is a natural interface for interacting with technology and can make everyday tasks simpler. We’re delighted that ASUS will bring the Alexa experience to its laptop models – providing hands-free voice capabilities, and tens of thousands of skills, to PC customers at their desks and on-the-go,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa.
Amazon recently detailed the features of Alexa for PCs on a signup page. Amazon says that Alexa for PC would work just like Echo devices, the PCs with Alexa will support features such as voice commands, Amazon account integration, reminders, news and most importantly, Alexa on PC will let you control your smart home. However, Alexa on PC doesn’t support free voice calls and music services like Spotify, TuneInRadio and Pandora yet.
“We’re working hard to bring Alexa to a growing number of devices and will share more information soon, Amazon said”. You can signup for notifications here.