This year, not only will the assistant come to headphones and wearables, but starting this spring, those with Windows 10 PCs will be able to download an app that will ship the functionality.
According to VentureBeat, Alexa in PCs will bring up visuals for completing requests. "With industry-leading audio technology across our portfolio, we're providing consumers the possibility to interact with multiple voice services on their notebook or desktop". We have yet to see this concept brought to life, so my money is on the dedicated Alexa app shipping before integration with Cortana becomes a usable feature. After we learned last year that Alexa would soon integrate with Cortana on Windows 10, iOS and Android devices, Amazon has also teamed up with Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo to integrate Alexa within new Windows 10 PCs coming later this year. Customers who connect their devices with the Amazon Alexa App will have access to all the features available through AVS, including streaming media, smart home capabilities, calendar management, weather updates, and thousands of Alexa skills. "This is a big step toward making Alexa available wherever customers might need her.", said Steve Rabuchin. To expand its reach to even more consumers, the company is working hard to integrate their voice assistant Alexa into a new range of devices. To make the hands-free experience more seamless, Intel and Amazon engineers have worked together to optimize Intel Smart Sound Technology to deliver a 360-degree audio experience.
With Amazon Alexa, owners of compatible Acer notebooks and desktops can get more done by asking Alexa to check their calendar, create lists and answer questions; be entertained by asking Alexa to play their favorite music, podcasts or audiobooks; and manage smart home devices by controlling lights, thermostats and home appliances through voice commands to Alexa.
Following Acer Air Monitor, the brand new V6820M and V6820i 4K UHD projectors will now work with Amazon Alexa, setting a one-of-a-kind technological milestone.
The Acer V6820M/i wireless projector proves to be the delight of movie-buffs, offering 3D home theater experiences with the projector supporting HDR. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
Some notebook editions such as Spin 5 and Switch 7 Black Edition powered with 4 digital microphones and Acer Purified Voice can activate Alexa up to 9ft from the user, and the ones with dual microphones within3 ft from the user. Plans are subject to change without notice or obligation.