How to use Amazon Alexa to send SMS text messages to phones

01 February, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Amazon Alexa Can Now Send Text Messages to Any Number in the US

It all starts after the machine malfunctions, leading the Amazon team to quickly round up a star-studded team of replacements to substitute for Alexa in the meantime.

Android users can send SMS text messages by voice using Alexa, but Amazon does not now have plans to add support for iOS.

What's needed to send an SMS via Alexa?

The move will help bring Alexa closer to Siri and Google Assistant when it comes to sending and receiving messages, ZDNet noted. Once you pick someone who's in your Contacts within the Alexa app, you can recite your message.

Jeff Bezos takes a cameo role in the ad, fixing his menacing stare on an underling when she tells him the bad news that Alexa has lost her voice.

It only works for Alexa users in the United States with an Android device that also have the Alexa app installed on their phone. That's the year after Amazon introduced Alexa, delivered through its Echo device.

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send Text Messages to Any Number in the US

'Alexa, set the mood, ' one user asked as he uncorked a bottle of wine for his guests. However, this latest feature will be the first time that people are able to send a message to someone who doesn't already own an Alexa-powered device.

Amazon has rolled out the feature only in the US for now.

In 2016, Amazon announced the Echo Dot - a small, puck-like speaker with a voice assistant built in that could play music, answer simple questions, or do a range of other things through applications.

How do you enable SMS texting via Alexa?

There's no word as to when or even if the ability to send SMS text messages via Alexa will come to iOS users.

You can turn off the microphone temporarily, too.

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