Amazon says it has sold over 100 million devices with Alexa built-in, be it those that are made by itself and sold under the Echo sub-brand, or those made by others that have Alexa integrated in one way or another. The voice-based digital assistant has slowly become part of the mainstream, with some of it fails and glitches garnering massive interest over the past few years. One of the first queries that most people who buy Echo devices ask is how to set up Alexa.
Download the Alexa app and sign in with your Amazon account. Head to your phone settings. Then choose Apps, hit the three-dot icon in the top-right, then pick Default Apps Assist & voice input. On a Samsung phone, the last of those is called Device assistance app. This may vary slightly depending on the Android version or custom UI that your device is using. On the next screen, pick Alexa instead of the default Google Assistant. Say yes to any permissions it asks for. That’s it. Alexa is now your go-to Android assistant.