Amazon’s Alexa app has been redesigned with a new home screen and updated navigation options. The development was shared by the company via a press release stating that the new home screen will give direct access to the app’s most frequently used features.
The update will arrive on both Android and iOS devices and Amazon says it is rolling out the update worldwide within the next month. The Alexa app brings Amazon’s voice assistant to phones that use Google’s voice assistant by default, or theirs, as well as to iOS devices that use Siri.
Alexa app update features
Amazon claims the update brings more personalized functionality to the Alexa app. The revamped home screen will now show personalized suggestions based on what users are most interested in as they continue to use the app.
The Alexa button has been moved to the top of the Home screen from the bottom, which Amazon says makes it easier to find and start talking to the voice assistant.
New users will receive suggestions on how to get started with Alexa and use it for various things like playing music or managing their shopping list. The menu or “More” option that was originally at the top left of the screen and which displays additional options has been moved to the bottom right. The tab now offers options such as “Lists and Notes”, “Reminders and Alarms”, “Routines”, and more.
This redesign has been made to offer easier navigation and easier access to the most important features of the app.
The update is being rolled out worldwide and the company says it should reach all users within the next month. It states that all users must get the update by the end of August. It will be available for download from the Google Play Store or the App Store when it becomes available.
At the time of writing, we were able to spot the update on an iOS device (iPhone X) but not on Android. It looks like Android users in India will have to wait a bit longer.