Voice assistants have made an indispensable place in our digital life. Operating systems and communication devices launch their virtual assistants to give our thumbs some rest. Apple has Siri, Google offers Google Assistant, Amazon has Alexa, Samsung phones have Bixby. Since the most number of smartphone users run Android on their devices, they have got easy access to Google Assistant. And if they are not happy with Google Assistant, they can always switch to Alexa and set this voice assistant as default on their Android phones and tablets. If you are the one, check this tutorial to set Amazon Alexa as default voice assistant on Android device.
Alexa has forayed into the life of millions of users with Echo devices, and perhaps, therefore, people prefer this voice assistant to the default Google Assistant in their Android devices. So much so, that Pixel phone users like to enable Amazon Alexa as default voice assistant on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Want to use Alexa as default voice assistant on your Android? Follow the method now.
Set Amazon Alexa as Default Voice Assistant on Android Phone/Tablet
The very first thing you are required to do is download Amazon Alexa on your Android device (if you are not using this app).
Next, you have to launch the Alexa app and sign in with your Amazon account. In case you don’t have an Amazon account, you can create your account while setting up Alexa on your Android device.
When Alexa is configured on your Android phone or tablet, follow the steps given below to set Alexa as default voice assistant on Android smartphone.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your Android phone.
Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on “Apps and notifications”.
Step #3. Next, choose ‘Advanced’ and then ‘Assist app’.
Step #4. A page will open up, where you can select between Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana or no digital assistant at all.
Step #5. After setting Alexa as your default assistant on your Android device, you need to long-press the home button – virtual or physical – to enable Amazon’s Alexa.
On your Android phone or tablet, you cannot wake up Alexa with your voice or by pressing Pixel 2; instead, you have to push a single button.
In many Android phones or tablets, the above steps will not yield any result. They can follow the steps as given below:
Settings ⟶ Apps ⟶ Default ⟶ Assist & voice input ⟶ Choose Assist app.
That’s all friends!
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