Amazon is rolling out a popular review of the Alexa app, and with the redesign comes a new emphasis on the features you use. The previous version had a habit of highlighting third-party skills, but few people cared about them. Now Alexa will show you the features you use instead.
One of the noticeable changes in the app is the new location for the Alexa button. Before you found it at the bottom of the screen, but now it̵7;s above everything else. Amazon is also working to roll out the hands-free statement to a greater extent.
Under the Alexa button you will find a recently updated list of features that should focus on the things you tend to do in the app. You see suggestions on Spotify, shopping lists, or even volume controls for Alexa devices.
If you are new to Alexa, you will see tips for getting to know the app until Alexa learns your habits. And if you’re looking for routines, skills, and settings, Amazon shunted them to a new More category button.
Overall, the changes focus less on using the Alexa app as a home screen. Instead, the changes encourage doing something with the Alexa app, which is likely how many people are already using it.
Amazon says the updated design is now launching on iOS and will hit Android soon. At the end of August, everyone should have the new design.