I received an amazon Echo device as a gift. It included instructions for activating and installing Alexa, but only for Windoze and MAC. A query to the amazon help line returned a brief reply that Linux was not supported. Has anyone tried (successfully) to install Alexa on this device ??
I think this poster means to install the AMAZON ALEXA Hub application suite or equivalent controlling software that is available for MAC, WINDOWS & Android platforms on the Ubuntu system,p robably with Indicator & Notification support included as well.
0. SOLUTION ZERO
Install the Amazon Alexa App on your Android phone / Apple handset and keep your eyes peeled for projects on Linux to surface for proposed Ubuntu Integration.
1. SOLUTION ONE
Go to the Snapcraft Snapd Store - https://snapcraft.io/anbox-installer .
Copy and paste the following into your terminal and install Anbox:
sudo snap install anbox-installer --classic
sudo snap install --devmode --beta anbox
Enter your password, this will install the Android version on your Ubuntu system, then you are good to go!
More instruction on : https://github.com/anbox/anbox/blob/master/docs/install.md
2. SOLUTION TWO
Install WINE ( again add it as a Snap or look in the Software Center for availability ) to get the Windows version to work and run it from there . May give you different functionality to the Android version .
3. SOLUTION THREE
4. SOLUTION FOUR
Install Chrome and use their Assistant through their Web Browser and your webcam then return the Alexa unit back for a refund. Rinse and repeat the same question but for Google HOME !!!
Results may vary.
Thank me if one of these solutions WORKS :P