Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant Now Available on iPhone

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Amazon has made its Alexa voice assistant available for iPhone users for the first time in the software's history, as noted in an article from Gadgets 360. As you may have guessed, it's not going to replace Siri anytime soon.

Amazon is taking Alexa to iOS in their latest app update.

Amazon's Alexa is now available for US iOS users only, but it's likely we'll see it added to the Irish iTunes store in the coming months.

The giant online retailer has partnered with a number of auto companies to work with them on integrating the smart voice assistant into new vehicles, Business Insider reported - and Ford last January became the first in the United States to roll out the technology in select cars. This may not be a big deal for those who live outside the U.S., but it could mean a lot to people in the United States who use other devices connected to Alexa.

This summer, according to Business Insider, Ford owners with SYNC 3 access will also be able to use Alexa in the vehicle to do things like check the weather, play audiobooks, and even control smart home devices.

Tapping the microphone within the Amazon app will summon Alexa, then you can start asking questions just as you would through devices such as the popular Amazon Echo.