Amazon Alexa is coming to your Fire tablet

If you own an Amazon Fire tablet, soon you'll be able to interact with Amazon's voice assistant Alexa directly from your slate.

Amazon has confirmed it will be bringing the Alexa voice assistant to older tablets as well as the newly announced Fire (2017) and Fire HD 8 (2017).

An exact timescale for the update hasn't been revealed yet, but if you own an Amazon tablet from the last few years we believe you'll be able to get the upgrade soon.

The Alexa update will allow you to get all of the features we're used to with the Amazon Echo, but directly from your tablet.

You can activate skills and recipes for Alexa, plus you can ask it to open up individual apps or play media on your tablet.

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.