Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year

Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year

Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year

The new Alexa app for Windows 10 is notably separate from the deal Microsoft and Amazon struck past year that allowed for integration between Alexa and the former's Cortana voice assistant. This functionality was supposed to arrive in December, though it hasn't arrived and we haven't seen or heard anything else about the plans.

Acer announced in its own press release that it would be rolling out Alexa to certain Aspire, Spin, Switch and Swift notebooks, as well as releasing Aspire all-in-one PCs in the first quarter of 2018.

Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs this year

Alexa is not yet available on Windows 10, but Amazon will provide a dedicated app for PC makers to preload on their new laptops and desktops. The irony is that this Alexa integration in Windows 10 PCs will compete directly with Microsoft's built-in Cortana which is arguably not almost as widespread as Alexa, Siri and even Google Assistant.

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is expected to become more ubiquitous than ever in 2018.

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The Seattle-based company started with TV streaming boxes and standalone Echo speakers - but now, Alexa is getting into more gadgets, computers, and devices, even those made by companies not named Amazon. Some of the new devices will use Intel's Smart Sound Technology, an integrated audio DSP, for improved audio, voice, and speech interactions with Alexa. With the latest developer tools, however, Amazon also wants Alexa in the kitchen and ...

Unlike Amazon and Google, Amazon and Microsoft have been on decent terms with each other recently. The rollout of the Alexa-Cortana integration, announced previous year, has been delayed but is expected to start soon. And you'll find Alexa on so many devices these days, from light bulbs to ovens to vacuum cleaners, but heading to Windows 10 PCs is a very big deal considering how many people use and rely on Windows PCs every day. Let us know in the comments.

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"It's day one for Alexa on PCs and we are excited that PC customers will have access to hands-free Alexa voice capabilities and tens of thousands of skills". It may have decided it would rather consumers interact with Alexa directly, instead of accessing the assistant via Cortana.

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