Alexa can now be summoned by voice from a Windows 10 PC. The latest version of the Alexa app in the Windows store said Amazon's VoiceTy assistant will hear Alexa Wake when the app "runs in the background or minimizes". Earlier versions of the app are push-to-talk. This update also supports Pandora's music playback feature.
Alexa's Windows 10 app was released in November, but at the beginning of the release, Alexa was able to wake the user with his own voice with only a limited number of Alexa built-in PCs. Otherwise, you need to press the button so that Alexa can listen to the command. You can still use the push-to-talk option and switch between the two modes in the app settings.
Alexa's Windows 10 app is part of ongoing collaboration between Amazon and Microsoft. In addition to launching the Alexa application for Xbox One, the two companies have integrated voice assist, so now you can summon Cortana within Alexa, and vice versa. Recently, Microsoft said that Cortana praises other voice assistants who are not direct competitors.