Does Speaking Email work with Amazon Alexa (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show)?

Q: Does it work with Amazon Alexa (Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show)?

A: No, Speaking Email does not support Alexa. It works on Android Phones, Tablets, and Apple iPhones and iPad.

We tried building a version for Amazon Alexa, but there are some limitations with Alexa, and the way it interacts, and remembers where it is up to, with interactions with humans. We decided to pause work on this feature, as it was not working well enough for us to release. Subsequently Amazon built this feature themselves in 2018, and it suffered many of these limitations, and then they ditched it in 2021. 

You can see our comparison of Alexa and Speaking Email features here.

Speaking Email is a great alternative replacement for Alexa email. It is more powerful but nice and easy to use. 

What is Speaking Email?

An app for iPhone and Android that reads your email out loud to you. It intelligently extracts content from emails (minus the signatures, disclaimers and threads). And it lets you action your email - archive, mark-as-read, trash, flag, reply, or forward. It can be completely by voice command, or use the large on-screen buttons or full screen touch gestures.

Who is it for?

People with blindness or visual impairment. People who are busy and run out of time to get through their inbox. People who want to make productive use of time when driving between appointments.

Do you have Apple CarPlay?

See our other product Speaking Email CarPlay.

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