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If you’re getting tired of listening to Siri, you can now opt for Alexa instead. Amazon has updated its iOS Alexa app so that it has its own Home Screen widget on both iPhones and iPads.
Once you’ve downloaded and updated the app, you’ll be able to add an Alexa widget anywhere on your home screen. Simply tap on it to talk to Alexa anytime you need it, or Ziggy, Amazon’s new male counterpart. If the rest of your smart home is controlled by Alexa’s timers and reminders, it might be more convenient to use the Amazon voice assistant.
However, there are some functions that Alexa can’t perform as a third-party app. Currently, only Siri can change the screen’s brightness, turn on ‘Do Not Disturb’, and change other settings on the iPhone or iPad itself.
If you’re concerned you’ll be saying goodbye to Siri forever, fret not. By adding an Alexa widget, you’re not replacing Siri entirely. Users will be able to toggle back and forth between both voice assistants for different needs. Essentially, you’re getting the best of both worlds on one device.[via CNET, cover image via ID 109821394 © Seemitch | Dreamstime.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/415020/iPhone-Users-Not-Fond-Of-Siri-You-Can-Now-Activate-Alexa-On-Your-Home-Screen/