Add skills to routines 2/5
Please add skills to routines!!! It is pretty dumb to not allow skills in the routines because i would like to add more in depth routines, and even just simple ones that need things that are skills.
If skills were apart of the routines it would be a 5 star app because it is a very important feature that is missing.
Doesnt connect! 1/5
I just bought amazon echo and having getting this to connect to the wi fi is a hassle. Takes for ever and at the ens it fails... im sure once i get it to connect it might work... who knows
Unfriendly shopping list 3/5
The shopping list option lacks the basic functionality of the ability to reorganize the list. It would be great if we can drag and change the order of the list items.
This option is included in all of the list making apps I have used. I am surprised by how this feature is unavailable in the Alexa app.
I’m not impressed 2/5
I hear Alexa says “it can’t be done” a lot. For all the marketing hype Alexa is kind of lame. I’m really glad I got the Firetv on a really reduced price; otherwise I’d be pretty PO’d after seeing the limitations of Alexa.
Awful app: it freezes frequently! 1/5
By Yauxga Psista
Awful app: it freezes frequently! Amazon developers, please do better!
I can’t give feedback through the app. I just get a blank screen when I try too. It links to my Spotify account but does not detect that it is a premium account.
Useless App 🤦🏾♂️ 1/5
I first started at with the first Gen. and got the second gen and was excited about the speaker 🔊 features. They added group speakers 🔊 and for a short while it was working when it works. Now, if one speaker is connected to the wifi the other one is not. They both connect on the same WiFi and for the group thing no longer works after several updates. The App itself barely works half of the time and for the volume control on the App is broken or should i say it doesn’t work.
My amazon taps (wireless speaker) speaker no longer work after these updates and now my speakers don’t work when you ask to play a station from pandora. The speaker themselves stutters and then takes longer to play or says “I’m having issues connecting right now, please try again later”
7/22 update broke Apple Music integration 1/5
By markbnyc Yes
Today’s update broke Apple Music integration in the Alexa app on iOS. The Apple Music account is still linked, but you cannot browse Apple Music and if you request by voice Alexa responds that the service isn’t available in this device.
Love it 5/5
By Nichole G 1
It passes time when you don’t have anything to do while playing games on it especially the game Ankinader not sure if I spelled that right but I like the app so far so good
Wouldn’t accept me typing in the security message, even though it was correct every time. Sent a password to my email. Now won’t load any WiFi selections. Just downloaded it. Worst app I’ve ever used.
It’s the best thing in the world 5/5
It’s nothing wrong with it
Bug Central. Amazon needs an exterminator 1/5
This has got to be the buggiest app I’ve ever used. I’m so close to just buying an Apple home pod or the google home because I’m certain those work far better than this one. The worst part is you can’t use the Echo without having to use the app to install it and the app is absolute crap.
Learn to SHUFFLE, Alexa 1/5
Out a 1000 song playlist, Alexa always shuffles the same 100 songs. Today it “shuffles” the first 20 songs IN THE SAME ORDER as yesterday. Shuffle is supposed to be random each time you use it. So frustrating.
It’s alright 3/5
Works when it works, but every now and then the touch aspect of the app just completely stops working and you have to restart app to make it work. It’s an annoyance more than anything, when it actually works it’s a good app
Voice command only searches app , doesn’t launch 1/5
“Alexa, open Netflix “ .. searches Netflix and says “here’s what I found” , it doesn’t actually launch the app itself. But when I use the same command with Fire Tv remote , Netflix launches
Echo devices are incomplete list and named wrong when I try to set an alarm 2/5
I’ve named the devices based on house location. It pulls the list up correctly under devices but when I set an alarm not all devices are listed and the location names have reverted back to generic echo or echo dot.
Functional, sometimes 1/5
When it works, it’s great. When it doesn’t, which is often, it makes adjusting any device setting impossible. Device settings pages don’t load often. Bluetooth in particular. Fix it.
Connection to Bluetooth devices impossible 2/5
By T Luna
Bought two echo dots to start to develop a smart home environment and the setup was mostly seamless for the echos themselves. The issue came when trying to connect to my existing Bluetooth devices. The app would time out or give a blank (white) screen. Several rounds of resetting the app resulted in no improvement. Also, there is no information for troubleshooting online or it is recursive. Amazon needs to invest significant resources into improving this app or they can expect smart home users to bail to Google.
This app an it’s user friendliness is absolutely horrific.
Do better 1/5
It blows my mind that a company as massive as amazon can’t invest in creating a better app. The user experience is garbage. Nothing is intuitive. Nothing works as well as it should. Nothing feels native iOS. It’s slow, glitchy, interactions feel off, it reloads randomly and loses your place... just.... do better....
It’s good but has some problems 5/5
Half of the numbers on the messaging thing where you record by yourself are missing.
Never opens correctly, lacks options 2/5
when I can get it to open, it works great. Just very annoying that every time I click the app on my IPhone all I get is a blank screen. I’m constantly having to uninstall and reinstall it just to get it to open. On the other hand, the app version for my IPad always opens but for some reason lacks all the abilities (like dropping in on my echo using the app and updating the WiFi connection) that the phone version has.
Can’t even download 1/5
When you go to open it it takes you to next screen and all you see is a white screen. There is no info on the screen. Been like this for 2 days.
House Band 🙃 1/5
I’ve been trying for three days to set it up but I can’t grasp having download other apps in order for Alexa to play music from a phone she’s already synced with.
Doesn't support Apple music 2/5
By Jonny bgood
I downloaded the Alexa app like it says, and it says "linked", but it doesn't work. I've disable and enable it a couple times, save issue. It's really frustrating.
Updates helped 4/5
The latest update has helped this app get better. I live my Echo devices, and it’s awesome that I can stream Apple Music through my house. But the app can be spotty in terms of opening and working. The latest update has improved the app’s stability and performance. My concern is that the next upcoming update can break it.
Simply does not work 1/5
Install, log in and get two radio button selections with no text. Cannot proceed
Buggy. Adding family member fails. 1/5
Among its many weird bugs, the app doesn’t allow adding of family members. Attempts to add family members unceremoniously crash back to the main Alexa app screen. No confirmation and doesn’t add the family member. Really bad software.
Just cause 5/5
I felt like giving a five star rating ur welcome
By yesh i love roblox
Absolute garbage! 🗑 1/5
By mister zed
This won't let me set up WiFi on my new Echo Dot until I update the Alexa app. That is stupid enough to begin with, but THE APP IS UP-TO-DATE! This is beyond moronic!
One thing 5/5
I love it but alexia doesn’t always do what I tell her like I asked her to play ocean sounds nothing
Amazing that a company as big and wealthy as Amazon can’t figure out how to write a decent app.
Does NOT work with Apple Music or Hulu 1/5
I’ve been asking Alexa to do SIMPLE things and I’ve already reset and reconnected my apps with Alexa and it still does not work. It only plays one of my playlists and the it claims to not be connected to Hulu when it is!!
Please fix these issues ASAP!
Can't configure Alarms on Echo Show 5 1/5
When I open the app and select Reminders & Alarms, and select my Echo Show 5, the app briefly shows me the Alarm times on this device for 2 seconds and then switches to another Alexa device. At that point the app won't even show the Echo Show 5 under Reminders & Alarms until I close & restart the app.
Playback issues 1/5
App keeps freezing. I can’t do anything after I select s book to read from audible. I have to quit and restart and then it freezes after I adjust the volume etc. I use it at story time for the kids but it takes too long to get anything started with all the restarting issues.
Will not let me into App 1/5
By jan ent
I have tried many many times and still get PREMIUM APPLICATION AND I DONT WANT IT
Update broke connectivity 1/5
Ever since the update last week my echo dot has been unable to connect to Myers phone
Cant enable import contacts 1/5
I have tried to import contacts and the disabled button is on and it wont let me swipe it on. Contacts is not showing up on my alexa app in permissions in settings on my ipad.
Getting more frustrating to use with a voice every day 2/5
It seems every time I try to do something with voice using the echo, it just wants to send information or at link etc. to the Amazon app or to the Amazon Alexa app. This is very frustrating… I bought it to command it with the voice, not to constantly have to seek out my phone to use the app after I use the voice.
No Apple Watch? 5/5
Please make a version that works with the Apple Watch
Light problem 2/5
Suddenly the Alexa app is saying all of my lights are unresponsive! If I give a voice command to turn them on or off it works but the routines I’ve created are not automatically turning them on and off and it has been working fine until today. No idea what to do with that issue.
Mostly spam content 1/5
The Alexa app has mostly turned into a spam app. It shows random links to articles and tries to sell you things. There’s no way to disable the spam, and no way to replace it with more useful things such as home automation shortcuts.
Probably better to go with Google Home for a more useful and focused experience.
Nest Cameras Don’t Work 3/5
My Two Nest indoor cameras are connected to the Alexa app but when I try to tell my Echo Show to show the feeds, one of the cameras it works about 10% of the time and the other times it says, “ doesn’t support that.” The other camera 100% of the time gives the same error message.
Alexa app 1/5
Once your WiFi changes (power loss, etc) stuff don’t work any more. You can go through the motions of setting things up again, but to no avail.
App Not User Friendly 2/5
I am a long-time user and customer of Amazon and their products. I have three echo dots in my house. I use the app on my phone to control my echo dots. The app is not user-friendly. Navigation is difficult and it’s difficult to find things that I want to use. I expect more from Amazon and their developers but right now the app is just not up to par.
Not user friendly 1/5
By Rockport, Maine
This app is really a PIA. It is difficult to figure out how to add some devices. I am having trouble getting my Bose soundbar to connect and work with my television through the app. So far I can either have one working or the other but not both at the same time. There is no edit setting to change settings on devices even though it shows edit. This app and the Echo Dot are not that user friendly and so far I have not found another app that might work that is free. I expect much more from Amazon than a half assed device and app.
Response to prior review. 5/5
By response to sometimes asian
It’s a work in progress. New technology comes out and people immediately want it to change the world and do any and everything they want. There’s a previous review here saying it should do more than it does. I’m sure it will... on the next version... and the next invention..