You can now set Amazon Alexa as the default voice assistant on your Android phone.
Alexa is a voice assistant service that you can use on your Android device to order from Amazon, call friends, and even perform many of the tasks of an Amazon Echo.
Google Assistant has been the default voice assistant on Android devices. However, over the weekend, a Reddit user noticed that it can now be replaced by Amazon’s Alexa as the default.
To use Alexa instead of Google Assistant, all you have to do is hold the home button on your device and pull up Alexa.
How To Set Alexa As Default Voice Assistant On Your Android Phone
- Download Amazon Alexa app from Google Play Store.
- Open the app and sign in to your Amazon account.
- Go to Settings on your Android Phone.
- Click on “Apps”.
- Select “Assist & voice input”.
- Now, choose “Alexa” instead of “Google Assistant”.
If you are using a Samsung Android phone, the steps may be a bit different:
- Download Amazon Alexa app.
- Open Settings.
- Go to “Advanced features”.
- Select “Device assistant app”.
- Choose “Alexa”.
After following the steps above, a prompt will come up to talk to Alexa instead of Google Assistant. Now, Alexa will ask for permissions. All you have to do is click “Allow”.
You can now simply hold the home button to pull up Alexa, and use it to turn on smart lights at home or order products from Amazon by voice.
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