A couple of months ago, Amazon made a promise of bringing Alexa to Sony’s smart Android televisions. And now, the first sign indicating that Amazon has accomplished its promise has finally been unleashed in the form of Amazon Alexa Music, Cameras and TV Control app.
According to a report by AndroidPolice, the new Amazon Alexa app, which is now available for download on Google Play Store, lets Sony Bravia television users have access to Alexa features such as the ability to view their cameras or search music with the help of their voice via the television.
Earlier, Android television could access Amazon Alexa by connecting Alexa smart voice speaker to the television or via dedicated Alexa application; however the functionalities of Alexa were restricted. But now, the recent update helps the users get an Android television experience which is quite similar to that of an Amazon Fire TV product but still keeping the Android TV UI (user interface).
Notably, it is great to see integration between Google and Amazon. The two companies have had issued with each other in the past. There was a time when Amazon had pulled out Chromecast that was available on its official store while Google had removed YouTube support from Amazon devices. But fortunately, both Google and Amazon finally took the decision to peace out which lead to more devices having access to Prime Video and YouTube.