Amazon have updated the Alexa all for Windows 10 bringing in a new look and adding Drop In video calling. The original app launched a couple of years ago was very basic with a minmual feature set , the new app looks much richer and much more like the Android version with the same features. You can control your smart home, make announcements and control media playback through the app.
With the Drop In you can make video calls from Windows 10 to Alexa enabled devices again just like the iOS and Android versions. You can enable the wake word to have Alexa hands free. You can find the app in the Microsoft Store.
Here are the changes:
What’s new in this version
We’ve got a new look and new features! Staying in touch with friends and family is more important than ever now, so we’ve made it easy with an Alexa favorite – video calling and Drop In. Say hello to your friend across town or Drop In on the kids to make sure they are doing their homework. Spotify fan? Use Alexa to play your favorite tracks in the Spotify app with your voice. You’ll also notice an enhanced music landing page to help you discover your new favorite song. Finally, we’ve moved the Click-to-Talk button to the top left of the screen and the Wake Word button to the top right of the screen to help improve your experience. Don’t forget – Alexa on your PC can be hands-free. Just click the Wake Word button to enable a hands-free experience.