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Amazon Announces Redesigned Alexa App

Amazon Announces Redesigned Alexa App

Posted December 1, 2023 at 5:16pm by iClarified
Amazon has announced the full rollout of its redesigned Alexa app for iPhone and Android.

We refreshed the Alexa app to bring smart home front and center and enable customers to access their most-used devices and features within one to two taps. We began rolling out updates to the Alexa app earlier this year, starting with a new Home Shortcuts Bar and bringing Device Favorites to the Home page. We have since added even more new features—all designed to get you access to the most relevant information and controls quickly.

Amazon Announces Redesigned Alexa App



Here's a look at the improvements...

Favorites
Favorites are now easily accessible on the Home page, giving you quick access to your most-used devices and features like your shopping or to-do Lists, and recently played music. Device types supported by Favorites include Echos, lights, plugs, switches, locks, cameras, thermostats, and temperature sensors, with more to come.

Home Shortcuts bar
A new Shortcuts bar on the Home page organizes devices by category, and shows popular Alexa features like shopping lists, alarms, and Routines. You can customize what you see in the rotating carousel at the top of the Home page. Plus, you can now see the state of your connected devices—like how many lights are on or the temperature in your living room—directly from Shortcuts. These device state updates are available if you have 20 or fewer devices, and will expand to customers with additional devices in the coming months.

Amazon Announces Redesigned Alexa App


Streamlined Activity section
Activity cards show time-sensitive information, such as timers, upcoming alarms, or reminders you've set. These are now stacked so they are easy to find but no longer take up as much space on the Home page.

Camera snapshots
If you subscribe to Ring Protect, you will soon be able to view up to six snapshots from your connected Ring cameras directly from the Home page under Favorites.

Chat and type with Alexa
We've streamlined the ability to talk to or type to chat with Alexa in a single location in the Alexa app. Just tap the blue chat indicator on any page of the Alexa app to bring up a holistic chat experience, see full-screen visual responses, and get suggested conversation prompts.

Amazon Announces Redesigned Alexa App

New search controls
The Devices page now lets you filter content by device type, sort devices by newest, oldest, or alphabetically, and search for devices by name or key words. You can also flip between List View and Map View to access a holistic view of your connected devices throughout your home.

Map View
With Map View, you can use a compatible iOS device to scan and create a digital version of your home's floor plan and then pin your connected devices to it. This lets you visualize your home at-a-glance, and quickly access and control smart home devices, without needing to scroll through any device lists, remember device names, or open multiple apps. The feature is available as a preview to select customers in the U.S.

To try out these features, download the Amazon Alexa app at the link below...

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Amazon Announces Redesigned Alexa App
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