You can start using Alexa App on your different devices like a Mac Computer, Windows Computer or Android. Simply you can download the application from the website if you want to setup your device. For Android just go to the play store and download Alexa app, install it by following steps given there.
Alexa is a voice assistant with a female voice. Once it's connected to WiFi, it's ready to help with a couple of things. You can hook it with so many third party devices like speaker, smart switches, security camera and many more.
Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon, mainly used on Amazon Echo smart speakers. Alexa can help you with your day-today tasks including checking weather reports, create lists for shopping, read the news, set timers and more.
Due to the increasing demand, Amazon Alexa is also coming to Windows devices, for now only to the PCs with Windows 10 operating system. At this time, Alexa for PC will be available for limited new computers built by Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo. Windows PCs after the release of Windows 8 operating system already come with Microsoft’s built-in Cortana assistant. So it looks like Alexa will be competing with Cortana in Windows.
You may ask, what if you do not have the desktop or notebook from these selected manufacturers, don’t worry. By the end of this guide, I will also give you the guidance on how to install The Amazon Alexa on your PC manually.
Some of the Windows PC will come with Alexa for PC preinstalled. You can find the Alexa icon by typing “Alexa” on the Windows start menu or search bar and then login with your Amazon account. You can start using Alexa.
Alexa for PC will support most of the features and skills that are available in Amazon Echo devices. If your PC is compatible or came preinstalled with Alexa, you can even use the wake word, which by default is “Alexa”.
If you want to check or change the wake word Alexa for PC, you can follow the given steps:
At first, open the menu on Alexa for PC.
Go to the Settings section.
Select the wake word option you want to set.
In case you don’t have a laptop or computer from the manufacturers, which have Alexa preinstalled then you can do the following steps to install Alexa on Windows PC.
You can download the Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 using this link
Run the downloaded the Amazon Alexa App and follow all the prompts to complete the installations.
Once installation is complete, you can launch the app from the Start menu.
After that, simply login to your Amazon account and you can start using Alexa from your Windows system.
But there is a catch when you install the Amazon Alexa into an unsupported Windows device which is you cannot use the wake words feature. That means to activate Alexa on Windows PC you will need to press the blue Alexa button in the app manually yourself. Other than that, everything else works same as the Alexa on other devices.
Finally, I hope this guide will help you to install and initially setup Amazon Alexa on your Windows PC or laptop. And for more information about the features and comparability of Alexa on PC, you can go to https://www.amazon.com/alexaforpc.