Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: January 17, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000



The updated Alexa App Smart Home section lets you view the state and control your smart lights, locks and thermostats. When you are on-the go, use the app to quickly check the status of your lock or turn off your lights. You can also navigate to the device’s settings page to rename the device or disable it. The new Multi-Room Music section allows users to designate a group for devices on the same Wi-Fi network. Once created, group names can be used to control music playback. The new Routines section allows users to automate a series of Smart Home and audio actions with one custom command. The new capabilities are available to customers with phones on Android 5.0 or later.

With the Alexa App, you can call and message Amazon Echo device owners and anyone else with the Alexa App on their phones. When you’re away from home, use the app to make a quick call or send a message to your family’s Echo. Use Drop In to instantly connect with your devices for a call. For example, you can drop in to let the family know it’s time for dinner or check in on the baby’s nursery.

For Alexa device owners, the free Amazon Alexa App is a companion to your Alexa device for setup, remote control, and enhanced features. Alexa is always ready to play your favorite music, provide weather and news updates, answer questions, create lists, and much more. Alexa's brain is in the cloud, so she continually learns and adds more functionality over time. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences.

Interactions with devices with Alexa are automatically mirrored visually on your Amazon Alexa App, providing more information as you want it. The Amazon Alexa App lets you easily manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more -- wherever you are.

Connect to your home's Wi-Fi network using the free Amazon Alexa App, with its simple guided setup. Now you can stream all of your music, listen to radio stations, and have access to news and information, all by voice -- or with the Amazon Alexa App's intuitive interface.


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  • Amazon Alexa
    Curtis E Norris Jr Published date: January 15, 2018

    I do love my Alexa. But it seemed like this app is constantly being updated with the same things that it says it's fixing or updating the last 3 or 4 updates I've gotten. All state that it's fixing smart home features but its exact Same fix as its reporting reporting come on Amazon. Get with the picture Full Review

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    B L Published date: January 16, 2018

    Great app, but no app is perfect. I know the folks at Amazon are working overtime to make this better and that is much appreciated. The only flaw that I have noticed isn't really a flaw, but it could use some work. Making the Integrations to other apps to control other devices smoother would be the focus of why I only gave it 4 stars. Everything else is superb. Full Review

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    David Yang Published date: January 17, 2018

    The best feature in my eyes is the grocery list. The worst feature is the grocery list. I can add items with my voice easy, very convenient, but can't remove items that way. Then when I'm at the store it takes forever to load the list and then if my screen locks it doesn't bring me back to the list so it has to load again. Stuck in the ailes. Come on. Full Review

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    Daniel Nazzaro Published date: January 16, 2018

    The device itself is good. The is horrible. App design (looks) are too simplified (politely saying childish). The names of functions is not intuitive but worse is the nested options. You need to know what THEY call it and WHERE it is burried. No support to speak to. You can not even ask the device to help you Full Review

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    Ramy Habash Published date: January 15, 2018

    This is nice app but really needs to integrate with other Amazon services better. I having to look up a song in Amazon Music to figure out what to tell Alexa to play because she plays something different by default. Otherwise, Alexa's functionality is great despite few bugs I have encountered as an Echo power user. Full Review

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    Tomas Kuzma Published date: January 17, 2018

    Hardware gets 5* but app is stuck in 2010. The app is really poor and even basic stuff like searching for local radio can be painful as typeahead gets in a way. Also setting my Geo location didn't help with local suggestion. Not sure what is the point of setting it up. Surely you can do better Amazon. As I yes. I love the headwear, but hate using the app. Luckily that's not too often. Full Review

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    Ayoub Gacem Published date: January 17, 2018

    I did the mistake of speaking to my echo this morning without checking out the volume.. It's answer was too loud for the smooth wake-up I wanted to have! Can you introduce a feature that adapt volume according to time of the day? Full Review

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    Published date: January 15, 2018

    Alexa enabled groups don't work, there is no access to voice functions in the app and devices that are deleted return even if the account is disabled. I also find having only one fixed location for traffic updates and travel times poor, at the very least allow multiple preset trips. The worst issue is the way that the we keep being told about Alexa enabled groups and not having to specify device names but when you call support because it doesn't work they nothing about it. Full Review

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    Mandi Baxter Published date: January 17, 2018

    I can't edit the contacts! I do not want these people contacting me and i don't want to see their names lingering around either but there's no way to get the names off the drop in section. All my alexa does is turn on one light and play music so otherwise worthless and not being able to remove contacts is extremely stressful! Full Review

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    Juston Ling Published date: January 15, 2018

    Works about 50% of the time. The functionality is there, but the communication link between app and device is what constantly fails, which pretty much renders the app useless. Also, the volume dial is a pain to use. Full Review

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    Miguel Contreras Published date: January 15, 2018

    The app is garbage! It just sits there with three dots on the screen and I can't connect to the echo. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it 3 times and still nothing. I have an S7, not some ancient phone. Full Review

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    Janet Dinsdale Published date: January 15, 2018

    Not really a problem with the app but more my alexa and it playing music with Spotify, I will ask it to play a certain album in Spotify that I have and it will play something different, and also one of my radio stations on tunein radio it won't play so have given up on it a bit now. Full Review

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    Derek Larios Published date: January 17, 2018

    "Play new age radio on Pandora." "Getting your ambient station--" There are clearly two stations on there, Ambient and New Age. To play the new age I have to go through this app, so it doesn't work properly. Full Review

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    Lars Thompson Published date: January 15, 2018

    This app is an absolute PoS. App makes it impossible to install Amazon Tap - get's stuck on the "Connect to Tap" screen, even after the cell successful connects to the Tap. Full Review

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    No1VIPER Published date: January 15, 2018

    Doesn't work with Spotify unless you have a Premium Account. Pretty much useless, unless you connect to via Bluetooth. Full Review

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    Aaron Knoll Published date: January 16, 2018

    My smart home lights quit working after this update. Horrible Full Review

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    Mark Edward Maciel Published date: January 16, 2018

    For a few updates my Lifx scenes have not been working, so I have had to create Routines to run them. Get the basics right first and stop screwing up Alexa! Full Review

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    Laura Crowson Published date: January 15, 2018

    Can't do anything without it trying to get me to sign up for Alexa calling, basically makes the app useless as I don't want to do this! Full Review

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    Sara Laird Published date: January 16, 2018

    Had to sign in 5 times before app would open. App doesn't even open, only has a home button that goes no where. Waste of my time and money. Full Review

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    Suleiman Orotta Published date: January 17, 2018

    Even after am update I can't see "your voice" on the settings on this Canada Amazon Alexa app. Can you please make it available. Thanks. Full Review

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    Dion Dubé Published date: January 16, 2018

    Until Amazon addresses the ridiculous geographic restrictions for skills outside of the US this is as high a rating as it deserves. Full Review

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    Tim Cook Published date: January 16, 2018

    Every update brings back my disabled smart home devices! If you give us the option to disable & enable when we choose, let our settings remain through an update. Full Review

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    Nate Starrett Published date: January 15, 2018

    To bad Canary camera not available yet. They claimed it would, butt NADA. To bad, so sad. Full Review

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    Jeffra Weber Published date: January 16, 2018

    App will not load, and you can't use the echo without the app. Very disappointed Full Review

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    mike muscat Published date: January 17, 2018

    I live in canada and everything in my house that is Smart alexa does not have a skill for example sonos, neato robotics, b-hyve and much more. Full Review

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    John Pullaro Published date: January 17, 2018

    Stopped working My phone number is linked to another account? BYE! Full Review

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    Centry Kenyon Published date: January 17, 2018

    Love Alexa and her capabilities however... I am frustrated at the limits. Everything with an "i" in front of it is extremely limited in the sense that there is no open source. "Turn guest WiFi on..." Are you serious?! Is that all this netgear "skill" can do? Seriously? And why can't I talk to Alexa through this app? Not real impressed. Oh and it won't send texts or make calls UNLESS THE OTHER PERSON HAS ALEXA. AGAIN, SERIOUSLY?!! Team up with Google AND GIVE THE PEOPLE A REAL PRODUCT! Messenger (insert name here) or Text (insert name here). It's not that hard. Apple, you have a huge head. You are not as great as you think! Full Review

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    Nadia Favretto Published date: January 16, 2018

    I cannot find the voice training in the settings section. Full Review

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    Jeff Published date: January 15, 2018

    Updated today but still cant edit times for reminders!!!! HELLO DEVELOPERS!!!! YOU NEED TO FIX THE REMINDERS SECTION IN THE APP. When setting a reminder on the android app there is no way to pick a time. It says either "clear" or "cancel" any ideas? Full Review

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    Becky Wilkey Published date: January 16, 2018

    This app worked great until i did a factory reset on my phone. Now all i get is a loading screen after signing in. Full Review

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    Keryn Foley Published date: January 16, 2018

    Nearly every feature is "unsupported" on my device. Full Review

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    Carrie Dahlby Published date: January 16, 2018

    Can't control alarms. Frustrating and pointless app. Full Review

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    Chris P Published date: January 16, 2018

    Can't get it to work on my phone... Full Review

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    Phong Le Published date: January 17, 2018

    Lacks drop in funtionality for tablet devices Full Review

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    Published date: January 15, 2018

    It's an amazing app Full Review

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    Scean Ripley Published date: January 15, 2018

    This is a perfact app for none techy people, like me. Full Review

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    Shadow Hunter 3221 Published date: January 17, 2018

    Can you customise the wake word Full Review

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    Serge M Published date: January 17, 2018

    Good app if you don't mind waiting an eternity for it to load Full Review

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    Ann Schmidt Published date: January 15, 2018

    New & still learning. Confusiming skill home set up automatically Full Review

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    junior arevalo Published date: January 15, 2018

    a most have for your smart home. . just get it .. Full Review