Whether you’re on the go, or at home but nowhere near your, you can still access Alexa on your speaker with just your voice. A new Amazon feature now lets you go hands-free in the Alexa app. For example, it’s useful if you need to or in your home. It could also simply be useful to avoid yelling at your Amazon Echo from another room to — just ask your phone to play it on your speaker.
To use the new feature, open the Alexa app on your phone and tap the blue Alexa icon at the bottom of the screen. A window will open that says Use Alexa hands-free. Tap Turn On to begin using the new tool.
To go completely touch-free, you can say, “Hey, Siri” on your iPhone ($599 at Apple) or “Hey, Google” on your Android phone, followed by, “Open the Alexa app.” Note that if your phone is locked, you’ll need to unlock it before the app can be opened.
You’ll need to update to the latest version of the Alexa app in order to use the new hands-free feature. If you still don’t see it, be patient because Amazon says it’s still rolling the feature out to users through the end of July. Also, it will not be available on phones with Alexa hands-free already built in.
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