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How to use Alexa on your iPhoneNow you can use Amazon's voice assistant to play audiobooks and music or get weather updates while you shop from your iPhone and iPad.
Amazon's Alexa AI is expected to arrive in many new places this year. But some where users have been able to tap into Alexa for months now, just from their smartphones through third party apps. Now Amazon has made it official by adding Alexa to the Amazon app for iOS. Here's how to use it. You may have noticed, while using the Amazon app, that there's a microphone to the right of the search bar at the top of the app. Previously, this was specifically use for searching for products, reordering previously purchased items or tracking your orders. With the latest update, this voice search function harnesses the full power of Alexa. Just open the Amazon app, tap the microphone and say your usual commands minus the wake word. This version of a Lexus can do almost everything a Lexus speakers can do with the only exception being the recently announced door lock API. This means you can enable and use the vast library of a Lexus skills, control your smart home player podcasts, read your audio books, and even updates on the news and weather. All it without leaving the Amazon app. Here's some examples of what you might say, tell LIFX to change the office lights to purple. [MUSIC] Changed color of lights to purple. What's the weather like? [MUSIC] In Concord, there's a freeze warning in effect Thursday, March 16th. 10:00 PM to Friday, March 17th 10:00 AM. The current weather is 48 degrees with clear skies and sun. Play the Beatles. [BLANK_AUDIO] Shuffling songs by the Beatles. There was no word given for if or when Alexa will be added to the Amazon app for Android For more on Alexa and more tips and tricks be sure to check out cnet.com/howto.