You can also set an alarm and use it for intercom by pairing it with other Amazon devices.
According to the unidentified source, the next Echo speaker is most likely going to measure like three Echo Dot units stacked together - which would be about 4 inches high since the latest Echo Dot version is 1.3 inches in height. The HTC Alexa app is available in the Google Play Store.
It is speculated that this year the company will place emphasis on Alexa (the voice-powered digital assistant), offering help with special deals. I also like that this adds a little more importance to the U11's squeezable sides, even if that feature still feels a bit a gimmicky.
Wednesday recommend that anyone who is interested in buying into the Amazon Echo ecosystem should definitely enable HTC Alexa to try out the home assistant as a way to try Alexa before buying an Echo.
If you are the one who uses HTCU11, then there is good news for you guys.
Further, while the U11 can mimic an Echo's always listening capabilities, it can't do everything Amazon's device can. "OK Google" is still more reliable.
Starting today (July 17), Alexa will be available on the HTC U11 via a free over-the-air update from HTC that rolls out later tonight.
An OTA update was pushed to these devices last week, which included preparations to get the smartphone ready to support the HTC Alexa App.
You can even change Alexa's trigger word if you want.
With the HTC Alexa app, you don't need to install all of the Amazon apps to experience everything. This is key in creating the best assistant as phones can teach the AI a lot more about a person. Even after you turn it on, you won't be able to use it until Monday i.e. tomorrow.
Amazon's Alexa is a new venture and hence there is no much skills to be done like Google's personal assistant.
It's great to have a full Amazon Echo experience on a phone like the HTC U11 that also has a solid speaker system. Of course, you do have the option to mute the microphone to avoid any accidental triggers with your voice. If there is one major thing that is missing from the control commands, it's the inability to launch streaming apps like Netflix.
The HTC Alexa App can be found in the Google Play store, available for download in the U.S. today and coming to the United Kingdom in July and Germany in August.
Voice shopping works, but why? In certain situations where it can provide some visuals, you'll simply be referred to the Amazon Alexa app. The app offers on the go access to the Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service and is available to download for HTC U11 owners in the U.S. via the Google Play store.
Right now there are just a few limitations with Alexa on your phone compared to an Echo speaker. Amazon only big failure in consumer electronics has been the Fire Phone. Amazon still needs to work with developers if it ever wants Alexa to be considered as a competitor to Assistant and Siri.