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Amazon Alexa Alternatives

Amazon Alexa is described as 'Use the Amazon Alexa App to set up your Alexa-enabled devices, listen to music, create shopping lists, get news updates, and much more. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your voice, vocabulary, and personal preferences' and is an app in the business & commerce category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Amazon Alexa for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Android, iPhone, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Mycroft, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Amazon Alexa are Google Assistant, Siri Shortcuts, Siri and Hound.

Amazon Alexa alternatives are mainly Virtual Assistants but may also be GPS Navigation Services or Task Automation Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Amazon Alexa.
This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad
  • Kindle Fire
  • Fire TV

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  1. Mycroft is an open source voice assistant, that can be installed on Linux, Raspberry Pi, or on the Mark 1 hardware device.

  2. Google Assistant

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Android Wear
    • KaiOS

    Google Assistant is a virtual personal assistant developed by Google and announced at its developer conference in May 2016. Unlike Google Now, Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations.



  3. Siri Shortcuts

    • FreeProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Siri

    Siri Shortcuts deliver a quick way to get things done with your apps with just a tap or by asking Siri. The Shortcuts app enables you to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps from your favorite apps.

  4. Siri

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV

    Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, make calls, set reminders, and more. Just speak naturally. Siri understands what you say.

  5. Hound

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Hound combines Speech Recognition and Language Understanding. This Speech-to-Meaning capability makes Hound the new way to search and do things faster without typing.



  6. The open, privacy-preserving virtual assistant.

  7. Dragonfire is an open source virtual assistant for Linux operating systems especially for Ubuntu based distributions. Dragonfire will be preinstalled software package on DragonOS Linux Distribution.

  8. kalliope

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android

    Kalliope is a modular always-on voice controlled personal assistant designed for home automation.

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  9. Lightweight and fast, yet still packed with your favorite features, the Google Assistant is now available on Android (Go edition).

  10. SEPIA is a server-based, extendable, personal, intelligent assistant. The SEPIA-Framework is a collection of open-source modules and tools that form a coherent ecosystem for self-hosted, privacy-compliant, voice-controlled applications and devices.

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