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Personal Computers

With the Alexa for PC application, you can enable voice-first experiences that provide a more intuitive way to interact with Windows 10 PCs. User can ask Alexa to check calendars, hear the news, set timers, play music, manage shopping lists, and more. The Alexa for PC application is distributed and maintained by Amazon for you.

Alexa for PCs

Why Build with Alexa?

Alexa helps you delight your customers, increase customer loyalty, and reach millions of Alexa users. Here are just a few of the reasons customers love using Alexa with their PCs. 

Improve Productivity

Ask Alexa to set reminders, create to-do lists, keep track of calendars or appointments, and more, without taking their hands off the keyboard. 

Be Entertained

Ask Alexa to play music from popular services like Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora, or other content such as ebooks or podcasts. 

Control Smart Home Devices

Ask Alexa to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, dim the lights from the couch, and control any other Works with Alexa certified device.


Example Device

The Acer Spin 5 Convertible Notebook is a versatile PC that utilizes a revolutionary 360° hinge. The hinge allows the Spin 5 to turn into a laptop, display, tent, or tablet by simply folding it into position. With hands-free voice control from up to 4m away, users can ask Alexa to play music and audiobooks and control smart home devices.

To enable Alexa for PC, Acer leveraged the integrated audio Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that is part of Intel's Smart Sound Technology to provide hardware wake-word functionality. This enabled them to deliver a highly performant, hands-free Alexa experience for end users without impacting system performance or battery life.

Acer Spin 5

Technology: Alexa for PC application
Certifications: Alexa Built-in


Product Technology


Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs)

You can work with one of several qualified ODM solutions for PCs. All of these pre-tested, final-product designs have been built for a far-field Alexa experience, with Intel CPUs, drivers, wake word engine, and microphone arrays.

Wistron offers engineering services and program management to customize PCs with Alexa built-in, including design, development, and rapid prototyping.

Compal strives to create differentiated PC products. Their designs address durability and thermal management requirements, while setting new form factor standards.

Established in 1988, Quanta is recognized for its quality and design in manufacturing laptop computers.

Founded in 2005, Huaqin Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. is a multi-category intelligent communication terminal R&D design company covering desktop PCs and notebooks.

Established in 2002, Emdoor offers a variety of products including tablets, 2-in-1s, laptops, notebooks, and smart speakers.

Founded in 1987, ECS, the Elitegroup Computer Systems, is a manufacturer and supplier of several families of computer products.

Established in 1983, CLEVO specializes in hardware solutions for notebooks, tablets and All-in-One PCs.