Amazon is rolling out Alexa voice services on Fire tablets via a new software update. The update is making its way to last year’s Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and regular Fire tablets, as well as this year’s Fire HD 8 offering.
Fire tablet owners who were promised Alexa support in the recent past. It is a bit disappointing that you have to tap a button to summon her, however, rather than just saying her name as you would with one of the Echo devices. Still, it’s a step up and helps keep the tablets at pace with competing Apple and Google products.
Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device, you can link your Fire tablet to it and have things pop up on the screen automatically based on what the Echo’s doing.
This Fire tablets update follows a recent update to the Fire TV user interface, one that brings a more attractive design, previews of content, easier means by which to find videos you’ve purchased, and much more.