Amazon now has an entirely different way of using its Echo Show smart display. If you don’t feel like giving the device voice commands you don’t have to now. The “Tap to Alexa” mode is a new addition that lets you do just what the name suggests, control the smart display using its touchscreen instead of with voice commands.
People don’t always feel like giving Alexa voice commands all the time and some people have speech impairments. These people will just as easily be able to control the device by using the touchscreen.
You can enable the Tap to Alexa mode by going into the Settings menu followed by accessibility and then just toggle the feature on. Amazon will display common Alexa questions such as timers, weathers, and traffic conditions on the display.
Users can customize their requests to Alexa in response to a simple tap on the display. The shortcuts can also be arranged by the user as per their preferences. This will open the device up to many more people.
The new keyboard icon will let you type your specific commands as and when needed. The Tap to Alexa mode has now been rolled out to Echo Show users for anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to use their voice.