When voice input is not an option, you can now interact with Alexa on your Echo Show with just the touch of a finger!
When Tap-to-Alexa is enabled, an icon of an index finger appears on screen.
Just tap that icon to open the menu and get started. Common requests, such as weather, appear as tiles that can be selected for a quick interaction.
You can also create your own tiles by selecting Add and customize your Alexa experience. Don't see your question or request? Select the keyboard icon to type it out.
To enable Tap-To-Alexa, simply swipe down from the top of your screen, go to Settings > Accessibility >Tap-To-Alexa and toggle this feature on or off.
We look forward to hearing your feedback about this new feature! Let us know when you get a chance to try it out
I just noticed this feature earlier today and I had no clue what it meant or why it would be needed since the whole purpose is to use your voice or so I thought. I’ll try it out just to see what it can do for me. But I love using voice.
Correction I don’t have this yet. What I saw was Calling & Messaging without speech. I still maintain what I said above why Alexa removes the need to use your hands. Well until it shows up I’ll wait.
They need this on the Fire 10 HD tablets as Alexa is worthless with the poor microphone. Have to shout from 18 inches away and it still doesn't understand you most of the time. Waiting for a deal on Goggle Home because Alexa on a tablet is a failure.
I just noticed this feature earlier today and I had no clue what it meant or why it would be needed since the whole purpose is to use your voice or so I thought.
Since the feature is enabled in "Settings > Accessibility" I assume it is for people who have difficulty speaking due to injury or disability. If one person in a household has trouble speaking the device would still be useful for them with this feature.