The best part is that you don't need to download any other external apps to complete the process
So Alexa can be used as a virtual assistant on Android. (photo: Andro4all)
Fortunately, Android allows you to change the default assistant of the operating system to use any other one that is installed, such as Amazon Alexa.
First things All you need is to install the Alexa app on Android. It's available on the Google Play Store, although if you have other Alexa devices set up, it may already be downloaded to your phone.
Then, enter in Settingsof the Android device in which you want to change the Google assistant to Alexa. Click on the Applications and notifications section. If the manufacturer's customization layer does not show this section, enter the one that refers to the applications.
Once you enter the applications section, click on the option from Advanced to display the menu of advanced options related to applications.
Advanced option in Android. (photo: How to Do It)
Once the advanced options are displayed, it is now necessary to click on the option of Default Applications to enter the configuration of the applications that are configured default for each function.
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The user will be directed to a screen in which different types of mobile applications will be listed, and next to it will appear the application configured by default to comply with the function. Here, click on the Assistance Application option that appears at the top of the list.
A list will appear in which you can see the installed applications and virtual assistants that can fulfill the function of being a virtual voice. In the list, select Alexa instead of Google to substitute one for the other.
How to use Alexa instead of Google Assistant. (photo: See How It's Done)
When Alexa is selected, a warning window will appear explaining that the assistant will be able to read the information that appears on the cell phone screen or about the applications that are used. To complete the process, click OK.
And that's it. Now you can go back to the previous menu, where you will have some final settings in which you can choose if you want Alexa to access the information on the screen, either the text or the screenshots. What remains is the personalization of each user and, however it is configured, Google Assistant will have already been replaced by Alexa.
Now, to use the virtual voice of Alexa it will only be It is necessary to hold down the Android Home button, the one that appears in the center of the lower part of the screen. The first time it is done, it will ask for permission to listen to the microphone, since when it is used, you can simply speak to it to launch a voice command.
What can be done with Alexa on an Android
The Alexa app can tell the time, deliver a weather report, or provide a daily roundup of sports and news from Infobae or any other recognized media. Here are some Alexa-compatible commands:
– Alexa, what time is it?
– Alexa, what's the latest news?
– Alexa, flip a coin.
– Alexa, how much is 10 dollars in soles?
– Alexa, how much is 15 by 32?
– Alexa, how is the weather outside today?
– Alexa, set an (X) minute.
– Alexa, add brown rice to my shopping list.
– Alexa, what I have today on my schedule?
– Alexa, start a seven-minute workout.
– Alexa, tell a bedtime story to (name of a child).