If you use anytype of voice assistant, you know they become very handy for setting alarms, timers, or more. Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon all have their own versions of these, but Amazon’s Alexa is soon coming to a Windows 10 PC near you.
During their recent CES Annoucement this past week, Microsoft and Amazon forged a partnership to bring Alexa via an app to Windows 10 Pcs. This will arrive later this year and can be very promising for consumers.
While the full partnership details aren’t fully available to dissect, the Alexa app will arrive on PCs, and come up to bring information you request on the screen. Basic functionality will arrive first, with more coming soon.
The Alexa app will first arrive on Windows 10 PCs later this year, and come via HP, ASUS, Acer, and other machines. Alexa will use Intel’s Smart Sound tech to make sure Alexa can hear your commands.
What Will Alexa Bring?
With the Alexa app on Windows 10 PCs, users will be able to interact with their smart home, get news or weather, set timers, and much more, according to a statement given to gadget blog Engadget.
Additional features are expected to arrive later in the year with Alexa on Windows 10, and those could include controlling smart homes, security cameras, messaging features, and even Amazon Video.
Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs, and might muscle out Cortana. Cortana isn’t dead, but your Windows 10 PC might have two assistants budding for your attention.