HTC today announced the immediate availability of its HTC Alexa app in the US, taking Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service on the go with the HTC U11 phone. Whether you’re at work, in the park, or at the beach, you can take HTC Alexa with you to access the best of Amazon Alexa hands-free. The HTC Alexa app is available to download today for HTC U11 owners in the US via the Google Play store.
This means that when you can ask questions such as “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” or “Alexa, turn on my living room lights” and have Alexa respond to your needs anywhere and anytime once your phone is unlocked. With HTC Edge Sense, you can also squeeze your phone to invoke HTC Alexa, so you can choose the method that’s easiest and most intuitive for you.
With the HTC Alexa app, you can: listen to Amazon Music & Audible; receive weather and flash news briefings; manage shopping and to do lists and even your home with the increasing array of smart home products; and of course, there’s the 15,000-plus skills in the Alexa Skills Store for even more capabilities.
“Now, HTC U11 customers will have Alexa with them at home and on the go,” said Steve Rabuchin, VP Amazon Alexa. “Customers on the move can ask Alexa on the U11 for music and news, to cool their smart house on their way home from work, to check if they locked their front door, and to access thousands of other Alexa skills. We think customers will love the convenience of having hands-free Alexa capabilities wherever they go.”