How to Replace Google Assistant with Alexa as the Default Voice Assistant – [Android]

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In this post, we reveal to you can replace Google assistant with Alexa as your default assistant on Android. An assistant helps you get some extra important work done. And it is usually a person doing it – a personal assistant. Google offers such an assistant for those using Google services on their devices. Just to avoid any misunderstandings, the assistant google offers is not a living, breathing, human being assisting you. Google Assistant is a virtual assistant software application developed by Google primarily available on mobile and home automation devices. Based on artificial intelligence, Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations, you speak, and the assistant replies.

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Users primarily interact with Google Assistant through natural voice. Though keyboard input is also supported. The Assistant is able to:

a) Answer questions,

b) Schedule events and alarms,

c) adjust hardware settings on the user’s device,

d) Show information from the user’s Google account,

e) Play games and more.

Google has also announced that Assistant will be able to identify objects and gather visual information through the device’s camera. It will also be able to support purchasing products and sending money. How about Alexa; we discuss that next. Stick around!

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What can I do with Amazon’s Alexa?

Amazon Alexa, also known simply as Alexa, is a virtual assistant technology. It is capable of:

  • Voice interaction,
  • Music playback,
  • Making to-do lists, 
  • Setting alarms,
  • Streaming podcasts,
  • Playing audiobooks, and providing weather,
  • Traffic,
  • Sports, and other real-time information, such as news.

Alexa can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation system.

How to Replace Google Assistant with Alexa as Your Default Assistant on Android

  1. Firstly; Download the Alexa assistant from the play store to replace the Google assistant
  2. Secondly; Launch the Settings app on your Android smartphone
  3. Thirdly; On the settings search bar, Type “Assist”.
  4. Fourthly; select Alexa as your default virtual assistant service.


Firstly; Open the Alexa app you have just installed

Secondly; Enable the permissions the app asks you to permit

Thirdly; Open the settings app and allow Alexa to display over other apps

Fourthly; Sign in

Then; You will be redirected to a page where you are supposed to use your Amazon account to sign in

After that; you are good to go. Alexa is now your default assistant