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Amazon Echo devices go on sale in New Zealand in February

Amazon Amazon Echo devices go on sale in New Zealand in February

So if you boot up your Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, you'll quickly discover that the option to send SMS messages isn't available. With the SMS feature, Alexa users will be able to send SMS to anyone, even if the recipient doesn't have an Alexa device. To enable the feature on your device, you will need to download the latest version of the Alexa app from the Google Play store.

Then, go into the Conversations tab (that's message icon next to the home button).

All you have to do is say, "Alexa, send a message".

The company just added the ability send text messages to others via Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Tap.


Transport for NSW will be giving commuters access to voice-activated information following its new integration Amazon's cloud-based voice service, Alexa.

Electronic commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the United States. We have this guide here that talks all about how the feature works, and we have this guide here that breaks down and explains every aspect of the Alexa app.

The feature is now only available to people with Android phones which run version 5.0 and up.

Last year, Amazon introduced a feature that would allow Alexa users to make voice calls and message other Alexa users. Amazon is ruling the roost when it comes to smart speaker market share. If the person getting the message doesn't own an Amazon smart speaker, it will be sent using SMS. The 2018 Alexa Super Bowl ad campaign explores a world where Alexa has lost her voice, and she gets replaced by some of the world's most-charismatic celebrities.

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