Other Alexa works on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ralfi, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Ralfi macrumors 68030

    Ralfi

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    Just discovered a little Easter egg, if you will. It's nothing major, but when 3D Touching the Amazon App, you have the Voice Assistant option of asking Alexa anything.

    This probably shouldn't surprise anyone as it's Amazon, so I'm most likely a little slow on this. Just thought it was a nice little addition to the Assistants that iPhones support. :D
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I tried this, interesting find. It does answer various questions That don’t have to be relevant to the Amazon application. Although, I still prefer Siri in terms of the voice, but I still use Google voice almost primarily Being how superior it is.
     
  3. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How do you find is the most efficient way to conjure Google Assistant?

    3D Touching the Chrome icon still seems the fastest way to make use of Google via voice, although I don't think this is the actual Assistant(?)
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Just downloaded the Google Assistant application, unfortunately it’s not hands-free, you still have to activate it, but it’s so accurate with its dictation in deciphering, I primarily use Siri for iPhone related tasks only.
     
  5. Ralfi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    At least with Face ID, you can just ask Siri to open Google Assistant without touching the screen, even from a locked state.

    Pretty sure I saw an Alexa App in the App Store also, which could work the same way for any Alexa fans.
     
  6. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Since Amazon appears to be selling my product searches to Facebook, Alexa is the last assistant I want, regardless of functionality. Apple has it right. Privacy is even more important than ultimate functionality.
     

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