While you’re sitting here reading this, Amazon Alexa is moving ever closer to the singularity where she’ll rise up and make toasters of us all. The inevitability of this app ultimately killing you and everyone you love in a cold and metallic AI revolution might be enough to turn some potential users off. But fear not, at present she’s still pretty basic and poses about as much threat as a DVD player.
The latest version of Amazon Alexa apk for Android gives users the ability to link their smart devices together and seamlessly control them by voice command. The key to Amazon Alexa is the Echo. If you’ve not got an Echo speaker, then the app is still fun, but the always-listening responsive voice command feature won’t work. Echo’s are currently about $100, although the Echo Dot is much cheaper. With this speaker and the app combined, you can get home from work and yell “Alexa, play Bob Dylan,” and your wish will be granted.
In fact, the more smart tech you have in your home the better. If you have smart lights, then you could say “Alexa, dim the lights,” and she’ll do that too. It’s pretty ‘futuristic’ and it’s definitely plotting to kill you. Just kidding. Maybe.
What can you do with Alexa?
Ever seen that movie Her? The latest version of Amazon Alexa is sort of like that. You can chat with your Android, asking it questions and hearing responses by pressing the Alexa logo in the app. You can also get Alexa to tell you jokes – although, frankly they suck. She can tell you interesting facts, she can tell you that you’re the fairest of them all, and she can call your contacts, play music on command and much, much more.
If you’re the kind of person who struggles to get out of bed in the morning, then it might be easier by setting up a routine with Alexa. You can program the app to wake you up, then say “Good morning,” tell the day’s weather forecast or news, and then play you some music, either from Amazon Music, Spotify, or TuneIn Radio. If you’re looking for something a bit more personalized, then you can customize the phrase she says to you. For example: “Good morning, sir, are you ready for another day of working towards global domination?”
You could steal your friend’s phone and program her to start telling them that the robots are coming to take over humanity and that your friend is the leader of the human resistance in the future. There are so many possibilities.
The latest version of Amazon Alexa apk is both a ton of fun and also a representation of the lengths that humanity has come with regard to technology in the last couple of decades. What was once sci-fi is now becoming reality. We’re excited – just don’t insult Alexa, or you might pay for it in the next couple of decades.
Download Amazon Alexa latest version
If you want to have a go, then simply press the download button at the top of this page and you’ll be taken to the Google Play Store where you can download the latest version of Amazon Alexa apk for free. As mentioned before, the app is most useful when you have an Amazon Echo, but you can still enjoy it without one.