NSW commuters offered real-time services info via Amazon Alexa

NSW commuters offered real-time services info via Amazon Alexa

Every text you send via Alexa will also appear in your phone's text app. Select "Contacts", then "My Profile". Previously, she could only sed messages to contacts who have the Alexa app installed on their smartphone. Sure, you can use your voice to send SMS text messages using Google Assistant, but having another way to send SMS using your voice doesn't hurt.

Amazon's virtual voice assistant Alexa can already make phone calls and send people quick voice messages.

Today Amazon released its full Super Bowl LII commercial featuring Amazon Alexa, Jeff Bezos, Cardi B, Gordon Ramsey, Rebel Wilson, and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

However, the feature now works only for sending SMS messages to Android phones.

Sending SMS feature doesn't work with third-party Alexa devices at this moment, but that could change in the future. Still, now you can simply say, "Alexa send a text message to dad" and it will do so, using your Android phone as a conduit.

Thunder guard to miss rest of the season
Thunder: F Patrick Patterson knocked heads with Embiid in the second quarter and left the game because of the blood rule. They are now tied in the loss column with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are currently fourth in the West.

Alexa has been able to send messages since previous year, VentureBeat notes, but not via SMS.

London agency Lucky Generals created its first ever Super Bowl spot with the star-laden ad - in partnership with D1, Amazon's in-house creative unit.

The smart speaker market is booming with estimates pegging usage in America at about 39 million users combined for the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Amazon earlier this month announced that three Alexa-enabled, voice-controlled speakers - Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus - were available for pre-order in Australia. It is expected that all three accents would be available to U.S. users in the near future. For example, in the US, users can make free voice calls and messages to Alexa-enabled devices, but that's not the case for Indian users.

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