Q. I’m not keen on Cortana or Google Assistant. Are there alternative Digital Assistants for Windows 10?
Today, the Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 PCs app was released to the Microsoft Store.
We first learned about Alexa for PCs back in January at CES 2018. At that time, it was only going to be made available on certain Windows 10 devices by OEMs such as HP, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer.
A few months later, it started appearing on those devices in retail channels but remained unavailable for other Windows 10 devices. However, some enterprising individuals managed to separate the app from those shipping devices, and it became available as a popular yet unofficial third-party download.
As of today, the Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs is now officially available from the Microsoft Store. Users in the U.S., U.K. and Germany have access to the app beginning today. According to Amazon, this list will expand to additional locations in 2019.