Amazon Alexa 1/5
Last update has caused my app to quit working on iPhone 6, was fine up until then. Needs work.
Update killed my smart home 1/5
Just updated the app and now none of my smart home devices are recognized by my echo.
Wifi disconnects frequently 1/5
This is so terrible after the update. Wifi connection of both my Tap & Dot disconnects frequently. My Wifi is good cos I have a good signals on my other device.
Terrible App! The app is very slow to load.
If Amazon cannot fix this I will ditch Amazon for Apple's Home Pod this Fall.
This app is NEGATIVE star 1/5
I cannot even get passed the sign in process NOT because either my account name or password is wrong, but because the additional security process does not work
Can't set alarms from app anymore 2/5
I use our Tap as a secondary alarm clock in the bedroom, and I can't stand that you have to actually tell it to set an alarm add opposed up just setting it in the app. Why did this functionality disappear? Makes no sense. SAD.
Alexa app 1/5
Absolutely the worst app I have ever tried to use.
My app was working fine and now won't even open...grrr!!!
Love Alexa, Hate the app 1/5
I've never been a fan of the Alexa app, especially on the iPad. Constantly disconnects and I often find myself closing and restarting the app to get it to work. Now, they even removed some features; like the ability to use the app in landscape mode, which is my preference, and the responsiveness of the app has not improved. But I love Amazon and have faith they'll revamp the app soon... Fingers crossed.
Slowest app on my phone 1/5
By Sankalp Kalbag
Very disappointed with the app. This is the slowest app on my phone.
It hardly loads on LTE. Might be little luckier on wifi.
Sometime click on some options brings the app to the homepage.
No longer supports landscape view of app 2/5
I've been using this app with my iPad in Landscape mode as it was easier for me to read while in my iPad stand. Now its only in portrait mode.
Upgrades are a joke 1/5
Before the latest upgrades, I enjoyed making my shopping lists with Alexa. I get everything on my phone, then go to the store, and nothing happens. Sometimes it says Sign On, but that never works. Wish I had not upgraded.
Until they fix the lag I can't give more stars 2/5
Seriously sometimes it seems you can go get coffee while waiting for this app to respond. Doesn't say much for a computing superpower like Amazon, but it is what it is. Two stars for the lagging.
Horrible app 1/5
It takes forever for thus app to load. Not sure why. All other apps function well. Slow.
Does not connect to anything. 1/5
It's pretty horrible
Don't want to use for messaging 1/5
I can't access the app right now to play music bc the only option is to opt into using app for messaging. I have no interest right now in messaging and can't bypass this request to play music. Please let me opt out of this page.
Great app 4/5
Fantastic way to control Alexa. Vey helpful!
Excellent capabilities 5/5
I want to thank Amazon for the Echo and the ability to call people. I don't expect perfection the first run out like some of these people reviewing it. The things we are doing with Echo is enabling my handicap son who has no mobility to use his voice to turn on and off his lights, maneuver through his TV and now he can call us using Alexa without trying to go through his phone to do it. We have been using it for 2 years and can't imagine his life without it. Thank you!
Can't set location 2/5
When I ask what's the weather it gives me a report for W Palm Beach 80 miles away. Traffic knows my exact location. What's up and how do I get an accurate weather forecast?
Unresponsive and slow. Fix it.
This is probably the worst app I have ever used on an iPhone. You guys need to start over.
Downloaded app. Set up echo dot. Worked for a few hours. When I came home...nothing. Set up again...and again...and again. App locks up. I deleted and reinstalled several times. This item in my opinion is garbage. Don't waste your time or money. If you want to know the weather just look outside because Alexa rarely functions properly. Shame on you amazon. Total garbage product and app. I give it 1 star only because zero is not an option.
Alexa echo dot app 1/5
By Cool Chuckles
Up 'till last update the app worked pretty good- now it's slower than molasses in January!!#% at the South pole!! Get the idea?
Wont load 1/5
I have been sitting on the loading screen just for the settings! I know it's not my phone because I have an iPhone 7 Plus
Worked great with me 5/5
Not sure what all the bad reviews are for as I had no problem what so ever in setting up my Dot 2nd gen. The app walks you through step by step. Was able to Bluetooth the Dot to my speaker with ease. All in all I am very happy with the ease of using this app. If your having a problem just contact Amazon support before trashing the app.
Poor quality app, no iPad support 1/5
The app has a lot of little problems and a big one, no iPad support.
As a developer of apps I can see all the shortcuts and lack of effort that has been invested.
Please Amazon, step it up.
Needs device assignments 2/5
Really needs the feature that would allow you to identify what room the echo or echo dot is in. Then you could assign learned devices to specific echos. Also allowing you to control devices assigned to other echos by calling its room name first. Instead of having to come up with so many nifty names that aren't very obvious you can just say Alexa turn the lights off, and just the lights in that room turn off. Seriously, it's a needed feature. Look up the indegogo zoe project. You'll see what I mean.
0 out of 5 1/5
For a company that has big checking accounts and can afford anything they want… They sure have a long ways to go before developing an app and applying it to production that has all the integrations working instead of receiving a message that says "not supported in App." Jeff Bezos how the hell did you allow this to happen?
App won't load on 4s 1/5
Got a Dot for early Father's Day gift. The App crashes while loading. I can't use the product. I'm going to return the Dot. Very disappointed.
I love my Echo, HATE the app. I can't even seem to connect my Echo to the internet because I can't even open the app. Haven't used it in over two weeks because the app doesn't seem to work at all. So disappointing since Amazon is such a great company. It's a shame something as simple as an app can ruin a product I paid good money for.
The app worked great 3 versions back, but is no longer usable. I can't get to my lists, it just spins and then closes.
Total Garbage 1/5
This app will not run on my older iPhone. My Echo can't connect to my WiFi network because the app dies reliably.
White-Screen Fail 1/5
After logging in, I just got a white screen with three blinking dots. Tried reinstalling but got the same result. After reading the reviews, it appears I'm not the only one with this problem. I'll try taking it to Whole Foods.
Terrible app 1/5
Why has this app not been updated yet? You can do anything...
Nags about access to contacts 2/5
Every time I open the app, I get a nag screen asking for access to my contact list. I don't want to use the Echo for phone calls and I don't want to give the app access to my contacts. Let me say no and stop nagging me.
Awful - impossible to change alarms 1/5
I don't always want to talk to my echo to cancel or change an alarm, especially at night when others are asleep, but sadly the app freezes or simply becomes too slow to appear responsive when I try to change or set an alarm. Come on, amazon, with the amount of money you make off the echoes alone, you should be able to invest enough of it towards better software and people who can program it.
Worst app 1/5
I have no idea, the kind of developers you hire. This is the worst app I have seen in my life. I have wasted my money on your amazon echo.
I never had any issue with any of amazon product and services, but you are killing your repo here.
Amazon's Name Is On This App? 1/5
By Motley Wisdom
I have had this app about 2 hours while I tried to set up a new Echo I got for Father's Day. The app is not intuitive, it does not allow me to back up, only to Continue or Cancel, does not show the menu on all pages, and currently is frozen and useless. I am surprised Amazon's brand is associated with this app.
Major FAIL 1/5
Got Echo Dot for Father's Day. Installed app on my 6s & all seemed well until it said it couldn't save my settings. Closed app & restarted. Nothing but blank screen now. Uninstalled & reinstalled. Nothing. Rebooted phone. Nothing. Decided to installed latest iOS upgrade (been procrastinating). Ran app again. Still nothing. Installed app on other devices: company provided 7s, my iPad mini 4, my wife's 6s & her iPad Pro but it would not run on any of them. Just a blank screen with 3 dots. Let it go for hours and it never loaded. Wifi is OK. Everything else works fine.
If you need this app to set up your Echo Dot then I would recommend not buying one. I'll be returning mine.
Current app version is terrible 1/5
Previous version was usable. This is not.
Could do better in some areas 3/5
A good start as a base admin app for our Dot and Alexa.
The ability to mute our Dot's mic via the app would be nice, that's if the hardware config is not a showstopper there!
It won't discover scenes at all!! This is despite the fact the both the HomeKit and the idevices app have no problem working with all of them!!!
Waste of time 1/5
It's like buying a new car that won't start. Both of our IPhone 6's have trouble connecting to this crappy app. Echo is headed back to the store.
Hey, Amazon, spend some money to fix... 1/5
By Cliente R
... this poor app instead of buying stuff like Whole Foods. Ask Alexa any question and she refers you to the help section of the app which doesn't exist on the main menu. Want a puzzle? Try to figure out how to import your contacts. Google search explanations say it's simple. Explore the menus of this app. It is well hidden. So, so sad.
Alexa, please... 3/5
"Alexa, please re-enable the landscape view for iPad"
"Alexa, why did you disable the landscape view for iPad, forcing me to tilt my head awkwardly, because I use a blutooth keyboard, like millions of other iPad users?"
"Alexa, why did your developers take a perfectly friendly UI and muck it up?"
No landscape for iPad and crashes on iPhone 2/5
By Kevin & Joy
Still a work in progress with lots of promise. Still it seems with how long it's been around amazon simply hasn't devoted enough resources to it. Once Apple comes out with their speaker I'm sure it will have a better more integrated app and much more polished alexa complaints: crashes a lot on my iPhone 6s 64GB (plenty of room free) running on iOS. This especially happens navigating music. Also doesn't support landscape mode on the iPad. That seems like an easy fix.
Landscape mode going with update -- Low even by Amazon's standards 1/5
Just updated to latest version of this app and landscape mode is gone. Makes it useless for the iPad PRO with a keyboard. Amazon, this is low even by your standards.
Volume button is hard to control 1/5
The sliding volume button is not responsive and hard to control for current version. Previous version was much better. Very poorly designed. Fail 👎
Worst update ever 1/5
This app was fine before the update, now it provides literally no functionality. They should have just deleted it off the store rather than remove everything that was useful. The design team on this project truly lost their way.
Miss the old version 1/5
I don't like the new version at all! Hard to navigate!
Horrible App 1/5
I'm really disappointed. Horrible app. You can't maintain a contact list. You can't remove a device. You can't do a global delete of all the commands you have issued (i.e.: it records everything it hears).
So hard to use now with the update. I'm not using Alexa to call or message people, hello!! This is so stupid that the app pushes you to do that and if you don't the app is basically useless. Literally cannot find how to control the volume on it now and to control music with the app is a nightmare. Such a waste. This app is 100% not use friendly and is terribly lacking in technical abilities.