Can Alexa answer questions like Google? It sounds like a pretty bold claim, but it’s true. The voice-activated assistant recently announced Alexa Answers, a feature that will help answer your most challenging questions. This feature also allows you to contribute your own answers and help other users. So, how does this feature work? Here’s a quick rundown of how it works. And, best of all, it’s free!
When you ask Alexa a question, it responds to it as best it can, but there are some caveats. For example, it may not be able to answer a question if it is factual. In such a case, you may get two different answers. If you have two or more contributors, Alexa will rotate among them. If you ask Alexa the same question more than once, it might get confused, and you could end up with an answer that is inaccurate.
Luckily, Alexa supports popular music streaming services, including Spotify and Amazon Music. If you ask Alexa to play music, she’ll try to play songs from Amazon Music. Amazon’s free service offers thousands of stations with ads, but if you subscribe to Amazon Prime or Unlimited, you can listen to over 60 million songs ad-free. You may even enjoy a fun game of trivia if Alexa tells you that your friends aren’t listening to your favorite songs.
There are also third-party services that offer a similar feature to Google. Amazon offers Drop-In, which connects your Alexa device to a Google search account. This service is not available through Google’s official website, but it can be downloaded from the Alexa store. Whether you prefer to ask Alexa questions or use Google search, it’s up to you to decide. You’ll find a host of third-party services that will add more features to Alexa.