Alexa Apple Watch Guide

Once you get to know a smart assistant, it is hard to go back to another one. If you love using the features and Skills of Alexa but you are an a devout Apple Watch fan, you will be pleased to here you can get mix the two.

A third party app called Voice in a Can is available on Apple Watches as a standalone feature. This means you do not have to be tethered to your iPhone to use Alexa and can instead use the app straight from your watch. You will need a Wi-Fi or LTE connection to run the app though.

It should be noted that this is an unofficial method of getting Alexa, not one created and supported by Amazon.

Voice in a Can links your Apple Watch to your Alexa account to grant you access to a few of Alexa features. With Voice in a Can you are able to:

  • Control smart home devices
  • Ask general knowledge
  • Manage shopping lists
  • Set timers

There are some limitations compared to Alexa on a device such as the Echo which are:

  • Limited audio streaming support
  • Unable to make calls
  • Unable to make Echo announcements

Rupert Pople

Rupert is the founder of this website and a smart home tech enthusiast fascinated by the power of connected devices. Within his Business Management (BSc) degree at the University of Nottingham, he studied the technological impact of the Internet of Things.

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