Ever wanted to use Alexa on your Apple Watch? If yes, there is a reason to feel glad!
Meet an app called “Voice in a Can” that lets you bring Amazon Alexa on your watchOS device. Yes, of course, it’s not going to be as functional as Siri due to restriction. But if you wish to give a try to the former, the app can live up to your expectation.
The thing that you need to note is that it doesn’t have the support for some important contents like music, some flash briefing, podcasts and even audiobooks.
Besides, you will need to increase the app time out to continue to use it seamlessly as the smartwatch disconnects from the personal assistant whenever the screen sleeps. (To increase the screen time, open Settings → General → Wake Screen → select the preferred option.)
How to Use Amazon Alexa on Apple Watch
Step #1. First off, download Voice in a Can app on your paired iPhone. The app is available for $1.99 and requires iOS 11 or later. Once you have installed the app, open it and log in using your Amazon account.
Then after, you can start using the personal assistant. Simply tap on the Ready button and then ask it to get your work done.
Step #2. To bring the virtual assistant on your smartwatch, open Watch app on the iPhone.
Step #3. Now, ensure My Watch is selected and then make sure the app is installed on the watchOS device. In case, it’s not available yet, tap on the Install button next to the app.
Step #4. Next, open “Voice in a Can” app on your Watch and then go through the instructions to authenticate.
Once you are done, it’s business as usual. Just tap on the tiny icon to talk to the personal assistant. Despite the obvious limitation, Alexa works pretty well in letting you carry out the assigned tasks.
I wish it had more freedom to run on the watchOS. Hopefully, Amazon finally brings it to Apple Watch sooner than later.
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