What you need to know
- Alexa for Windows 10 just received a major update.
- The update brings an improved UI and support for several new features, such as Drop In.
- The update also improves voice support for the app.
Amazon's Alexa app for Windows 10 was relatively basic when it launched. It could perform basic functionality through the digital assistant but was quite limited. Now, a recent update for Alexa on Windows 10 brings a fresh new look and support for more features, including Drop in for video calling. The update also improves the hands-free experience for the app.
Drop In allows you to quickly get in touch with people through video calls. With support for Drop In now available through the Windows 10 app, any PC with the app can work as an Alexa, enabled device for the feature.
Here's the complete change log as shared by Amazon on the Alexa app listing (opens in new tab):
Cameron Singh spotted the major update and flagged it up to us (Thanks Cameron!). As Singh puts it, the update "completely changed the whole app." It seems that change is for the better as it greatly expands the functionality of the app and improves its look.