Amazon is bringing Alexa to its Fire tablets in the UK

May 18, 2017 · wired.co.uk

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Amazon is adding its digital assistant Alexa to Fire Tablets in the UK alongside some improved hardware.

As well as an updated Fire 7, Fire HD 8 and Fire Kids Edition tablets coming on June 7, Amazon says it will enable its digital assistant Alexa on existing Fire Tablets via a software update. However, the company does not have a planned release date for this feature as yet.

As with previous improvements to service or apps, Alexa on Fire tablets has been available in the US since the tail end of 2016, leaving UK consumers waiting for updates already available in America.

When it does arrive, Alexa will be activated by holding down the home button, rather than by an always-on voice command. This, Amazon says, is to save battery life and avoid conflicts with existing Amazon Echo devices in users' homes.

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