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How to set up Alexa as an assistant on Android

Digital assistants on Android: Google Assistant dominates the market

The digital assistants and artificial intelligence are two of the most important points in the short and medium term future of the smartphone sector. In recent months we have seen how AI took a fundamental role in, for example, photography The Huawei P20 Pro It has been crowned as the mobile with the best camera on the market not only thanks to its three sensors, but also to the use of artificial intelligence to improve the final results.

Similarly, digital assistants are part of this battle. Samsung has a Bixby on their Galaxy devices and both Huawei and Xiaomi have their own tools for EMUI and MIUI. However, Google Assistant is still the king of the hill in this section, thanks mainly to its presence on most mobiles. Thus, to compete with it on equal terms, you have to look at other non-hardware dependent assistants, such as Cortana from Microsoft or Alexa from Amazon.

How to set up Alexa as an assistant on Android

One time downloaded the application, go to the Settings from your mobile and enter Apps and notifications. Extend the advanced options and click on Default apps. Go into Assistance and voice input and select Assistance Application. It should appear to configure Amazon Alexa, as well as any other compatible application. The same applies for, for example, Microsoft’s Cortana.

The main problem will be that it can only be activated through the start button. If your phone has a squeeze gesture like the Pixel 2 or you want to use your voice to activate it, it won’t do any good. By cons, physical buttons if they can be used.

set up Alexa as assistant on Android

The problem of territorial compatibility

The main problem is then in territorial compatibility, since neither of these two apps are available for Spain – although this tutorial is used for other assistant apps that you can download. This regional limitation works against them and their use, as it simply helps establish the position of the Google Assistant as the predominant digital assistant. However, perhaps Microsoft be the first to take a step in the right direction if we take into account the latest news announced to connect the mobile phone and computers with Windows 10. If you are interested in knowing what we are talking about, access the following link to learn about the next plans from Microsoft :