Alexa can now send SMS messages via voice commands

Amazon Alexa Can Now Send Text Messages to Any Number in the US

The new feature works using any Alexa device, like the Echo Dot or Echo Show, but it only users with Android phones will be able to enable text messaging - at least for now.

Now Amazon has enabled its Alexa digital voice assistant to send text messages through its Echo devices. So, if you have an Echo smart speaker and an Android smartphone, you can ask Alexa for send a SMS message.

There are some catches outside of the Android requirement.

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If you bought an Echo smart speaker and Alexa lost her voice, it's fair to say you'd be pretty peeved. Amazon does not yet have plans to add the feature to iOS, the spokesperson told ZDNet, as Apple does not offer their messaging API to third parties.

Another user asked Alexa to play country music as he sat in his living room, reading a newspaper.

As light-hearted as the commercial is, it makes us wonder how long it'll be until one of the AI assistants allows us to change the voice to our favourite celebrity's. At the time, it was not clear why the company was doing this. For example, in the USA, users can make free voice calls and messages to Alexa-enabled devices, but that's not the case for Indian users. There are several amusing scenes in this long Super Bowl 2018 ad. The employees try to calm their leader by saying that they have replacements ready, but Bezos, demonstrating his acting range, does not appear convinced.

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Now there is no way to send emojis in texts through Alexa. And while she speaks Japanese in Japan, she can't bring herself to do so here.

United States users can even bolt a full home service to Alexa, and it surely won't be long before the same is true here.

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