How to Get Alexa or Cortana in place of Google Assistant in Android?

How to Get Alexa or Cortana in place of Google Assistant in Android?

Amazon’s savvy Assistant Alexa or Microsoft’s Smart Helper Cortana can now be set as Android’s default personal Assistant. According to recent news, Alexa and Cortana patches up to run at each other places. But what about Google’s AI-powered Assistant?

Every Android Device is loaded with Google Assistant, but what if you want to try or have other smart assistants on your smartphone?

Now you can! This blog will serve you to replace Google Assistant with Alexa or Cortana – whichever you want!

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Learn How to get Alexa for Android/Cortana for Android?

These smart devices are on rise and their gaining popularity may convince you to own one of them. Follow the steps ahead and set Alexa or Cortana as the default.

Step 1– Download Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana from Google Play Store.

Both are free to download, though Cortana App is unreleased, it’s safe to download- Trust us! Get any of the application installed.

amazon and cortana

Link to Download Amazon Alexa!

Link to Download Cortana!

Step 2- To change the Assist App of your device- Open your Smartphone’s Setting, and head towards “App and Notification’ option. In some Phones you have to look for ‘Apps’ option.

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Step 3- Navigate to Default Apps.

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See Also: 9 Google Assistant Tips and Tricks You Should Know About

Step 4- Tap on Assist & Voice Input option. There click on Assist App.

assist and voice input

Step 5- As you click on Assist App it will offer you both the virtual assistant.  Now you have to change your Assist App to ‘Amazon Alexa’ or ‘Cortana’, as per your choice.

amazon alexa choose

Step 6- We want Alexa to be our new Personal Assistant. So, we are switching it to Amazon Alexa. As you tap on, it will ask you to grant a permission to read information about apps, click on “Agree”.

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Step 7- Now long press your Home Screen just like you use to call Google Assistant before, to shoot Amazon Alexa. The process for Cortana remains the same.

That’s all! You have successfully adopted Alexa for Android/Cortana for Android.

The first time you launch Amazon Alexa it will ask you to give some app permissions like Access to Microphone, Speaker and Location. Allow it so that it can understand your voice and follow your commands.

talk to alexa with app

Is there any Problem in switching to Alexa or Cortana?

Unfavourably, Yes! Amazon Alexa or Cortana cannot invoke by just saying their name, even when your phone is unlocked. You can ask Google Assistant to activate them, rather every time unlocking your phone and long pressing Home Button to activate both virtual assistants.

If we have to compare Alexa/Cortana and Google Assistant we put up that former is better for controlling and managing your home or smart devices whereas Google’s AI-powered Assistant is good at searching web for information.

Choose whichever you find is efficient for you!

Next Read: How to Lock and Unlock an Android Phone Using Google Assistant

Mansi Vijay is a content writer with Systweak Software. Being a Mass Communication graduate, her knowledge is not restricted to only Content Writing. She loves to experiment with Software and holds interest in Graphic Designing as well. She enjoys little things in life & in her free time, loves to swing on the beats of music!

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