Alexa is now available for all Windows 10 PCs. Amazon’s Alexa app has already been available on select Windows 10 notebooks but the app has now been released on the Microsoft Store. This means that anyone with a Windows 10 computer can use Amazon’s digital personal assistant through the app. It’s available as a free download from the Microsoft Store.
Even though the app can be installed and used with all Windows 10 PCs, only compatible devices will be able to support Alexa’s wake word feature. Those who don’t have such a device will have to invoke the assistant either by pressing the button within the app or using a keyboard shortcut.
Alexa can perform a variety of tasks on Windows 10 such as control smart home devices and music. It can create lists, check the calendar, answer questions, read the news, and do much more. It can’t stream music from Spotify or Pandora just yet.
Alexa doesn’t have any PC-specific controls as yet to control Windows features but the company says that “PC-specific capabilities will be added in early 2019 in addition to ongoing feature updates.” That’s what will really enable Alexa to become very useful for Windows 10 PC owners.
The official Alexa app for Windows 10 is now available for download from the Microsoft Store.