The new Voice in a Can app has brought Standalone Alexa to the Samsung smartwatches. The app is now in beta mode and supports Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch Active & Gear Sport running on Tizen 4.0 version. It is third party voice assistant for your Samsung watch, created by indie developer to work as your personal assistant. Samsung has its own Bixby voice assistant to do all the works on your command but most of the customers are not happy with it due to its lack of functions. Samsung created it to compete with Google Now, Siri, Alexa & Cortana though it is still in the beta mode.
Samsung’s smartwatches are redefining the concept of wearables with various novel features and technology. These wearables let you manage things smartly from your wrist such as see health and fitness related stats as well as get notifications and respond them. One important feature also includes the virtual voice assistant to reduce your efforts. S Voice and Bixby are the examples of voice assistants on Samsung smartwatches. Now you can also install Amazon Alexa on your smartwatch, provided that you must be using watch with Tizen 4.0 OS.
Alexa is the virtual voice assistant introduced by Amazon which enhances your digital experience with it’s unique features. The app named “Voice In a Can” Introduced by XDA members dmeheres brings Alexa to your Tizen watch. As it supports only Tizen 4.0 or above versions it is the good news for the users of Galaxy Watch as well as Gear S3 Classic and Frontier and Gear Sport. Upcoming Galaxy Watch Active also support this app.
This app is available in Galaxy Store for download. After installation you should enter the URL code on desktop and go to the URL code displayed on your watch. The URL code might be different for the different regions. You can replace the Bixby and assign Voice In a Can app to hardware button. To do this swipe your watch from the top and select Settings and enter the Advanced and double press the home key and choose Voice In a Can app.
Alexa app doesn’t require smartphone but the internet to work. To make this app work on your smartwatch you should have the Amazon account and enter the login details here. After completing the process you will have access with this virtual voice assistant service that will enable you for several smart things. This app let you do most of the things you can do with official Alexa app or Echo device except the feature that you can’t make call to echo devices.
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.