Amazon Alexa now available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs


Amazon has released its Alexa app for Windows 10, while it was available for selected Windows laptops, today marks the official launch of the app in the Microsoft Store. You can download and install the app on any Windows 10 PC with no specifications requirements. 

It is only compatible with devices that support Alexa wake word functionality. If you don’t have a compatible PC then you can hit the button within the app to speak to Alexa or invoke the assistant using a keyboard shortcut. It includes access to now playing to control music and the ability to control smart home devices. Video, calls, Spotify, and Pandora are all not currently supported within this Alexa for Windows 10 app at the moment.

Amazon hasn’t added PC specific controls to ask Alexa to do access Windows features, but Amazon says “PC-specific capabilities will be added in early 2019 in addition to ongoing feature updates.” You can download the Alexa app from Microsoft Store here.