Amazon has brought Alexa to the iPhone. There have been other iPhone apps that enabled access to Amazon’s voice assistant from the iPhone, but this is the frist time Amazon has done it themselves. Instead of creating a separate app to access Alexa, the voice assistant has been built-into the standard Amazon app.
At the top of the Amazon app in the iTunes App Store is a microphone button, just to the right of the search field. Tapping it allows you to talk to Alexa and hear back responses through the iPhone.
All of the usual capabilities you expect out of Alexa are present with this new mobile implementation. You can use the voice assistant to search Amazon and order items directly. You can ask to play music, read Kindle books, and ask general knowledge questions.
Alexa on the iPhone also has access to all 10,000+ Alexa Skills, just like through any Alexa-enabled device from Amazon. This includes full Alexa control of smart home devices, so you can now finally bring up Alexa while you’re away from home and control your smart thermostats, plugs, lights, and more the same way you do through Amazon Echos and Fire TVs.