Amazon redesigns Alexa app with a focus on frequently used features

Amazon has a new redesigned Alexa app for Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices. The new app is not a drastic overhaul, like we saw back in 2018 when the current app asthetic first launched. Instead, this redesign adds a bit of polish throughout the app and tries to surface aspects of the app that are most used. The biggest change to the app is with its Home screen, where the large info cards that used to dominate the screen have been pushed down lower and replaced with minimalistic shortcuts and suggestions for that moment.

The Alexa app now features a much more prominent tap to talk Alexa button at the top of the Home screen, replacing the date and weather that was there prior to this update. Below that, you’ll find various suggestions, such as your frequently used features, reminders, recent music, currently active features, and more. If you’d like, you can swipe left on these suggestions to remove them from the list.

The Alexa app update is rolling out over the coming weeks globally. Amazon says the app will be available to everyone by the end of August.

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2 comments
  1. Chris says:

    I hope it’s been sped up as it is one slow app on Galaxy S8 to get to drop in. Probably the most used function of the app I use and in the amount of time it takes to get to the screen, find the device to drop in, I probably could have sent 5 text messages.

    • TechyChris says:

      Agree 100% with this, the drop in feature needs work. Very slow, too many steps for something that’s supposed to be instantaneous. It’s faster for me to run upstairs than fiddle around with it.

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