Amazon announced on Monday that it is going to be launching a completely redesigned Alexa app for iPhone, Android, Amazon's Fire tablets, and tablets and phones that run on Google's Android platform. Even though the app is more commonly associated with Amazon's own devices, it is also available on other platforms.
The current Alexa app is, however, a bit difficult to use as users are required to dig through the menu to figure out various settings and also get random irrelevant prompts from the homescreen. This problem is what the new update has tackled, apparently. According to Amazon, the app's updated version will make things easier for users by placing the most used features front and center, such as reminders, a Spotify playlist, shopping list, alarms, etc.
Another difference you will see in the updated app is of the location of the Alexa button, which is easier to locate now as it will be found at the top instead of the bottom. Moreover, options that were difficult to find in the menu can now be found by simply tapping the 'More' button at the bottom.
The app is reported to be available to users in late August.