Today, Uber announced the ability to order a ride with just your voice, assuming you have an Amazon Echo, that is. Using the Uber API and the brains behind the Echo, Alexa, users can now use the Amazon device to snag a ride with Uber or UberX.
To get started, just blurt out any of these commands:
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Other variations are said to work as well.
To test this out on your Echo, you’ll need to adjust its location in the ‘Settings’ section of the Alexa App. From there, add the skill in the ‘Skills’ (a collection of learned behaviors, or add-ons) section and link your Uber account.
After that, you’re good to go. And while you’re at it, use the code 15Alexa to get $15 off your first ride.
➤ Alexa! Your Uber Is Arriving Now [Uber]