Update: Amazon has been in touch to clarify the update for Alexa on existing tablets will begin tomorrow (June 8) in the UK.
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is rolling out to your Amazon Fire tablet today, allowing you to get similar functionality of the Amazon Echo speaker but on your tablet instead.
Once you’ve downloaded the update, you can long press the home button and then ask Alexa to open apps, play video, read audiobooks and other popular Alexa features such as news, weather, jokes and questions.
Amazon’s latest tablets – the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 – are also ready to buy today directly from Amazon and include a few minor internal and style upgrades.
Both feature a quad-core 1.3GHz processors, dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity as well as microSD support up to 256GB.
You can buy either tablet in black, red, blue or yellow and the Fire 7 will cost you £49.99 while the Fire HD 8 is only £79.99. If you’re not desperate to buy the tablet soon it may be worth waiting until November when we expect Amazon to discount both tablets for Black Friday 2017.