If you own an Amazon Echo, you’ve probably had the ability to control a computer through voice commands.
Amazon is starting to let Alexa use your voice to do this on desktop computers, though you’ll still need to have a separate voice-controlled device.
The company is rolling out the feature in select markets, including the US, UK, Australia, and Singapore.
To install it, you’ll need to first install Amazon’s Alexa app on your phone.
Alexa is the voice assistant of choice for many home and office computers, and it’s also a handy way to access your cloud storage, and other Amazon services.
If you have an Amazon Fire TV, the Fire Phone, or other Android-powered devices, you can install the Alexa app from the web.
Once installed, the Alexa Assistant can be used to access the following services: Amazon’s home page, Amazon Fire, Amazon Music, Amazon Video, Amazon Payments, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Ecommerce, Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
In the US and the UK, the Assistant is available as an Alexa app.
You can also access the Assistant via a Bluetooth speaker, Alexa smartwatch, or a smartphone.
To set up Alexa on a desktop computer, you need to create a new voice command and then use a voice-activated speaker to start the process.
To see how it works, click the Alexa icon in the lower-right corner of the Amazon Alexa app’s main screen, then click Add to Assistant.
This dialog box will prompt you to enter your name, location, and a list of commands.
You’ll be asked for your permission to continue.
Enter your name and password and then click Next.
Alexa will ask you to confirm your choices.
After you enter your password and authorize the process, you will be asked to restart the Assistant.
Once restarted, you’re all set.
If your computer isn’t connected to a network, you might need to install additional software.
You will also need to turn on the voice-control feature in the Amazon Echo app.
If all of this doesn’t help you, you may need to try this guide.