You can now ask Alexa to handle a task or answer a question on your iPhone by using your voice
Android users have had this ability since January. Since Alexa isn't a native feature in iOS (Apple doesn't want to feel the wrath of Siri), the app will have to be open in order for Alexa to hear the requests vocalized by iOS owners.
Alexa, considered one of the top two virtual helpers along with Google Assistant, can give you the latest news, sports and weather. It also can turn on and off smart appliances, stream music, order an Uber or a pizza, and more. Some of the responses from Alexa will even include an image shown on the iPhone's display (see the accompanying image on the right).
Besides allowing iOS and Android users to use Alexa through the Alexa app, Motorola Moto Z users can buy a Smart Speaker Moto Mod featuring Alexa. The accessory is now being offered by Motorola for $112.49. That is a 25% discount off the original price of $149.99.
If you haven't installed the Alexa app on your iOS or Android handset, you can do so now by clicking on the appropriate link: (iOS|Android).