Microsoft, Amazon Show Alexa and Cortana Cozying Up Together (1)

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Those who have Android devices but prefer to rely on Amazon Alexa for questions and commands are in luck. But this is only the beginning. Echo begins working as soon as it hears you say the wake word, "Alexa". That's a small price to pay for the integration of both digital assistants you work and play with almost every day, right? Also, the use examples of Alexa while the default option voice assistant are initially limited if we review them with the characteristics offered by Google Assistant. XAPPmedia has helped launch over 800 media properties on Alexa and Google Assistant and LOVE SPORT is the first we have seen worldwide to launch simultaneously on both platforms. And with that, the Alexa is tied into Cortana where you can then access calendar event or even compose an email. You typically aren't locked into using specific apps or services.

Alexa, the artificial intelligence (AI) powered voice-based virtual assistant that was initially exclusive to the Amazon Echo family before being released on other devices including Android and iOS smartphones, is now getting deeper into Android.

A NEW WAY TO USE INTEGRATED DEVICES With Smart Home, set-up devices, control or check status of your smart lights, locks and thermostats at home and on-the go.

The other half of Amazon's new monetization option is opening up Amazon Pay, letting third-party developers sell their products through their Alexa skills similar to how you can already order things from Amazon through the voice assistant.

We'll leave you to work out which voice assistant is which child. But you can also use Microsoft's Cortana, Firefox Search and Sound Hound as the default one. You will now be able to press the home button on your Android device long to call up Alexa, without having to open the app manually.

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