How to turn your Window 10 PC into Amazon Echo
By Joe Horner 2019-10-12 1671 0
Microsoft has always pushed Windows 10 users to use their own applications. But against all odds, the firm of Redmond decided to leave more room to competitors Cortana. Alexa has been available on Windows 10 since last year and continues to improve for a better experience. A few weeks ago, the application was updated to allow users to launch a voice assistant voice instead of manually. Microsoft has also announced that better integration of Alexa and Google Assistant will be proposed in the next version of Windows 10.
Turning your PC into Amazon Echo: how to install Alexa on Windows 10 in France?
Microsoft does not yet offer Alexa on the Windows 10 store in France. However, for the curious who are familiar with at least the language of Shakespeare, it is quite possible to enjoy the experience of Alexa Windows 10. With the tip that we give you, you're going to the install in France and turn your PC into an Amazon Echo speaker.
For starters, you will make Microsoft Store believe that you are located in the United States. Otherwise, you will not find Alexa in the shop.
- Go to Windows 10 Settings (Windows + I Key) and select Time and Language.
- On the left menu, click Region and Language. Under Country and Region, choose the United States from the drop-down list.
Now you can install Alexa from Microsoft Store. Open the store on your PC, enter "Alexa" in the search bar and validate. Select Alexa in the search results and click on Download. Once the application is installed, launch it and start the configuration. If you already have an Amazon account, simply enter your username and password and log in. If not, click on "Create New Amazon Account" and follow the steps to the end.
After logging in, the Alexa app asks you for permission to access your microphone. Click Yes to allow it. This permission is essential to allow the assistant to listen to your voice instructions. Then click on the Turn on Hands Fee button to activate the hands-free feature that solicits the voice assistant by simply saying "Alexa" followed by your instruction. For this to work, the application must be constantly open.
What can you do with Alexa on Windows 10?
You can ask anything from the voice assistant, as you would with an Amazon Echo connected speaker . It is possible to ask for practical information such as weather or restaurants near you, access your personal information, such as your appointments and your list of tasks. If skills were already set up on your Amazon account, you will be able to use them in Windows 10. To go further, do not hesitate to consult our file on the best voice commands to try with Alexa or an Amazon Echo speaker .
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