Amazon adds hands-free Alexa to its Alexa mobile app

Amazon is making it easier for mobile users to access its Alexa virtual assistant while on the go. The company announced today its making it possible to use Alexa hands free from within its Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android, meaning customers will be able to use Alexa to make lists, play music, control their smart home devices and more, without having to touch their phone.
Customers can first command their phones digital assistant, like Siri or Google Assistant, to launch the Alexa app to get started with the hands-free experience. They can then speak to Alexa as they would normally, saying something like Alexa, set the thermostat to 72, Alexa, remind me to call Jen at 12 p.m. tomorrow, Alexa, whats the weather? and so on. Customers can even request to stream music directly within the Alexa app itself, if they choose.
Before, users would have to tap the blue Alexa button at the bottom of the screen before Alexa would listen.
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