Alexa can now send driving directions to your phone on your way out the door

Amazon’s Alexa just became a bit more useful thanks to the addition of new features aimed at commuters, weather watchers, and basketball fans. They build on previous commute-, weather-, and sport-related Alexa services introduced throughout the past year, and point to Amazon’s bid for dominance in the growing voice-enabled devices market.

Now you can ask Alexa to send information about your commute, traffic conditions, or directions to a destination directly to your phone. Simply say “Alexa, how is the traffic to the airport?” within earshot of any Alexa-enabled device. Once Alexa gives you the requested update, you can then say “Alexa, send that to my phone,” at which point Alexa will confirm and send a tappable notification to your phone that will start route guidance within your default maps app.

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