The “hands-free” Alexa feature has only been available on the Fire HD 10 up untilnow, which is Amazon’s flagship tablet. But now Amazon has confirmed that it’s bringing the feature to other models in the Fire tablet family. Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 users will soon be able to use Alexa hands-free on their tablets too.
Alexa has been available on Amazon’s tablets for a while now but, the hands-free mode was limited to the Fire HD 10. No other tablet supported Alexa in hands-free mode until now. The company is rolling out the feature for free as part of an over-the-air software update. Amazon says that this update will be rolled out over the next week.
Hands-free means that you will be able to launch Alexa with just a voice command when the tablet’s screen is being used or when it’s connected to a power outlet. Once you enable the feature, you will be able to give commands to Alexa without having to tap on anything. They can give it any and all commands like controlling smart home devices, checking the calendar, streaming music, and much more. It’s about time that these other tablets got this feature. Users are going to love it.