How To Get Alexa To Read Text Messages?
- Randall Mullins
How to Receive Text Message on Alexa – When you receive a message, your Amazon Echo will make a notification sound. The top ring will also illuminate with yellow light. To listen to the text message, say the following command: “Alexa, play my messages.” If you want to hear your text messages in another room, find out how to connect Alexa to Bluetooth speakers, $24.64 $49.99 in stock 3 used from $24.64 as of December 20, 2022 11:34 am Last updated on December 20, 2022 11:34 am
Can Alexa read text messages from my phone?
You can use your voice to send and read text messages with Alexa. Echo Auto (1st Gen) Text messaging is supported with Android only. Echo Auto (2nd Gen) Text messaging is supported on iOS and Android.
Can Alexa alert you of text messages?
Turn Phone Notifications On or Off for Echo Frames Use the Alexa app to turn off phone notifications on your Echo Frames. You can also press the action button twice to turn off the microphone and pause receiving phone notifications on Echo Frames. Note: To turn on phone notifications with Echo Frames, make sure you allow Alexa app notifications in your smartphone’s settings.
Open the Alexa app, Select Devices, Select Echo & Alexa, then select your Echo Frames device under Accessories, Turn Phone Notifications on or off.
Tip: You can turn on Phone Notifications on VIP Filter to choose which notifications Alexa reads. With the VIP Filter, you can choose to turn phone notifications on or off for specific apps or contacts. Select Manage Contacts & Apps to customize which phone notifications Alexa reads. Related Help Topics : Turn Phone Notifications On or Off for Echo Frames
Can Alexa wake me up with a message?
Do you need help juggling the many events, appointments, meetings, and tasks in your life? With an Echo device, Alexa is at your service. You can set up reminders so Alexa will notify you when a task or appointment is due. Create an alarm and use Alexa to wake up in the morning or alert you when a message arrives.
Can Alexa read Iphone messages?
How to Send, Receive Messages on Amazon Echo Want to send someone a message? You can do that through your Amazon Echo. The Alexa assistant supports sending and receiving voice and in-app messages on Android and iOS and SMS messages on Android. Just ask Alexa to send a message, tell her what you want to say, and she sends it. Messaging is available with all Echo devices as well as the Alexa app. Your first step is to and Messaging if you haven’t already done so. You’ll need an iPhone with iOS 9.0 or higher or an Android phone with Android 5.0 or higher. Open the Alexa app on your phone and tap on the Conversations icon (the dialogue balloon icon).
- If you haven’t yet registered, you’re asked to confirm your name, allow access to your contacts, and verify your phone number.
- Alexa uses your contact list to find people you know who have an Echo device or the Alexa app and have also registered for the calling and texting feature.
- To receive messages through the Alexa app on your phone, make sure you’ve enabled notifications for the app.
To send a message through your Echo, say: “Alexa, send a message.” Alexa asks for the name of the recipient. Choose a name from your contact list in the Alexa app. Alexa then asks for the text of the message. Dictate your message. Alternatively, you can tell Alexa to send a message to, and Alexa asks you for the message.
- After you’ve finished dictating the message, Alexa sends it.
- You can also send a message through the Alexa app.
- Open the app and tap on the Conversations icon.
- Tap on the New Conversation icon in the upper-right corner.
- Then tap on the name of the contact you wish to message.
- Hold down the microphone icon and dictate your message, or tap on the keyboard icon and type your message.
When you’re done, Alexa sends it. Contacts who own an Echo will be notified of the message on their device and in the Alexa app. Those who only have the Alexa app and are signed up for Alexa-to-Alexa Calling and Messaging will be notified of messages in the app. If you receive a message from another Alexa contact, the yellow light ring flashes on your Echo device.
- To hear the message, say: “Alexa, play message.” Alexa tells you who the message is for and asks if you want to hear it.
- Say: “Yes,” and Alexa plays the message.
- Your phone also displays a notification that you’ve received a message through the Alexa app.
- Tap on the message or open the Alexa app to view it.
You can then tap on the Play button to hear it read aloud. You can even respond to an existing message in the Alexa app. With the message displayed on the screen, hold down the microphone icon and dictate your response. If you have an Android phone, you can now send SMS messages in the US using your Echo. First, activate SMS on Alexa by tapping the Conversations bubble in the Alexa app and selecting Contacts > My Profile. Toggle Send SMS to on. Then, all you need to do is talk to your Echo by saying “Alexa, send a text message to,” Alexa asks what you want to say. Speak your message, and away it goes. You can also send an SMS message to someone not in your contact list by specifying the phone number, as in “Alexa, send a text message to 555-555-5555.” Give Alexa the message, and it’s sent. There’s no option to send SMS messages from the iPhone at the moment, unfortunately, because Apple does not provide third parties with access to its API. Sign up for Tips & Tricks newsletter for expert advice to get the most out of your technology. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our and, You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. > Table of Contents ‘Alexa, Send a Message’ ‘Alexa, Play Message’ ‘Alexa, Send a Text Message’ : How to Send, Receive Messages on Amazon Echo
How do I get my phone to read my notifications?
Turn spoken notifications on or off On your Android phone or tablet, say ‘Hey Google, open Assistant settings.’ Or, go to Assistant settings. Tap Devices. Spoken notifications. Turn Spoken notifications on or off.