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How to use Amazon Alexa on Android and iOS phones and devices

Use Amazon Alexa anywhere you want with this guide

How to use Amazon Alexa on Android and iOS phones and devices

Alexa is the name that has been ruined for thousands of young women, and the Amazon AI that just won't stop talking to me. Just like Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa is an intelligent AI connected to the web which allows you to do more, by doing less. Want to find out some random trivia, or set a reminder for a date? Just talk to Alexa and she'll do it for you, in roughly the same amount of time it would've taken for you to do a Google search.

If you love chatting to Alexa, then you will want to chat to her on the go too, right? Forget using voice commands on Google, use them with Alexa instead, and feel like you have some sort of vague, patriarchal power over the female voice that echoes from your tinny phone speaker.

So, here in this guide you'll find everything you need to know about installing Alexa on your phone so you can chat to her and ask her important question wherever you are, whenever you are.

  • First, install the Amazon Alexa app on your Android or iOS device. Google Play link here. App Store link here.
  • Open the app once installed.
  • Press the Alexa button for the first time. On Android, this will require you to approve permissions, including microphone and GPS access.
  • Press the Alexa button, and once the blue strip appears at the bottom of the screen, say your question, phrase, or search aloud.

And… that should be everything! If you're already a regular user of Amazon Alexa, make sure to sign in on your Amazon account.

That is everything you need to know! It's fairly simple, and you can quickly use it to move away from the Google Assistant and Siri and towards Alexa. If you wish.

If you have any other questions or want to see other apps and assistants, make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Dave Aubrey
Dave Aubrey
Dave is the Guides Editor at Pocket Gamer. Specialises in Nintendo, complains about them for a living.