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Alexa is getting a new voice

Alexa is getting a new voice”

To send someone a message, just tell Alexa to "send a text message" to whoever you have in mind.

Android users can send SMS text messages by voice using Alexa, but Amazon does not now have plans to add support for iOS. From there, you go to Contacts My Profile Send SMS. The message will appear in text form on the recipient's Android smartphone.

You can then use voice commands to send a message with an accompanying audio file to anyone in your contact list using your existing phone number.

Amazon's virtual voice assistant Alexa can already make phone calls and send people quick voice messages.

This new feature looks like it's not the only change that Amazon in making to Alexa. Still, now you can simply say, "Alexa send a text message to dad" and it will do so, using your Android phone as a conduit. In the ad, Amazon's solution to their Alexa woes is to replace her with celebrities donning customer service headsets and helping users out themselves.

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Amazon also plans to roll out SMS support to Alexa's global markets in future. The new SMS feature will only work on Android smartphones and is only available in the US for now.

Enabling Alexa SMS messaging is really easy.

Keep in mind that asking Alexa to "send a message" will not send a SMS.

The Super Bowl isn't for another few days, but Amazon is getting a jump on the big game with the release of a star-studded Super Bowl ad.

Apple's Siri and Google Assistant have also the feature to send SMS messages through iOS and Android smartphones. In a Superbowl teaser commercial, Alexa loses "her" voice, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos lines up replacements.



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