You can now summon Alexa on the Amazon Tap without having to actually tap it

Of all virtual assistants that currently exist, Amazon’s Alexa is easily one of the most popular and powerful out there. The Alexa AI has grown stronger and more functional over the years, and whether you want it to sing you an entirely original song or control all of your home automation gadgets, it’s got the intelligence and brains to perform a wide array of actions and queries. Although Alexa is available to third-party manufacturers who want to implement on their own devices, the purest way to interact with the assistant is through Amazon’s own Echo devices. The traditional Echo and Echo Dot are currently the most popular of the Echo line, but one another device in this series that launched alongside the first generation Echo Dot is that of the Amazon Tap.
The Amazon Tap doesn’t get nearly the same amount of attention that its siblings do, but that’s because it’s a bit of a different product. Unlike the Echo and Echo Dot that are stationary gadgets in your home that are always listening for the “Alexa”, “Echo”, “Amazon”, or “Computer” hot-word, the Tap is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that’s meant to be taken with you wherever you go. It has Alexa built into it, of course, but you previously needed to press the physical microphone button on the front in order to prompt Alexa for a command or question.

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