New third-party software will allow users to turn off Siri on an Apple Watch and use Alexa instead. According to Cult of Mac, the app, Voice in a Can, was developed by Atadore. It is available on iTunes for $1.99.
The app will also work on iPhone and iPad, although Alexa won’t do everything it does on the Amazon Echo. In addition, the Alexa app does not support all content, including audiobooks, music, podcasts and “some flash briefings.” Something else to keep in mind: When using the app, Alexa won’t be on standby like Siri. Instead, the watch disconnects from Alexa when the screen goes blank. To keep this from happening, Atadore recommends increasing the app timeout on the watch.