Like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby, and Cortana, Amazon Alexa is another digital assistant for a wide range of devices including Windows 10 PCs, Windows smartphone, and other Windows devices. Amazon calls it Alexa for PC. This guide will show you how to download the Amazon Alexa app for Windows 10 PC and how to use it.
Amazon Alexa was originally made for Amazon’s Echo family devices (Echo Dot, Echo Plus, etc.). Then it was also available for Android and iOS. Now Microsoft has partnered with Amazon to bring Amazon Alexa to Windows 10 devices. It will work with Cortana to provide a better experience. Here’s how to download the Amazon Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs.
Download the Amazon Alexa App for Windows 10 PCs
You can download the Amazon Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs from here (link removed, read updates below). The setup is an .exe file that the Amazon Alexa app will install when it runs. You may need to change your system language to US for it to work.
Upgrade – Amazon Alexa download link for Windows 10 PC is no longer available. All the Alexa for PC download links that we know of have been removed as if they never existed. As far as we know, it’s very likely because Amazon Alexa didn’t work properly on some Windows 10 PCs. Some say it requires unique firmware (or hardware) to work even at a basic level.
Based on how Amazon presents Alexa for PC, Amazon clearly stated that Alexa for PC will now only work with select models of desktops and laptops. Amazon Alexa will be pre-installed or offered as part of the initial setup of the device applications.
So for now, there is no way to install Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 PCs unless it is already pre-installed when you buy your desktop or laptop PC. The Amazon Alexa app is now available on some of the newest Windows 10 notebook and desktop PC models, such as those from Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo.
Why is Amazon Alexa Download for Windows 10 PC Not Available to All Users ? Well, our guess is that Amazon doesn’t want you to have it. They want to make the Amazon Alexa PC app an attractive feature so that you can buy the laptop models they partnered with just to have the feature.
How to Enable Amazon Alexa App on Windows 10 PC
If you have one of the laptops or desktops that the Amazon Alexa app supports, here’s how to open it.
Check to see if you have an Amazon icon on the start menu taskbar. If it’s on your taskbar, it means your PC has Amazon Alexa pre-installed. Click on the Amazon icon to launch the Alexa PC app. Optionally, you can search in Amazon Alexa directly from the start menu. When launching Amazon Alexa for PC, you will need to log into your Amazon account in order to use it.
If your PC supports Amazon Alexa, you can say the job “Alexa” using your microphone to wake up Amazon Alexa. You can then ask a question or give a command.
If you are not sure if your device is compatible with Amazon Alexa, try to find it in your device’s software management tools.
Since the Amazon Alexa app for Windows 10 PC download is no longer working, you should be aware of fake downloads that can bring malware to your PC.