You do not need an Echo speaker for trouble-free operation.
Amazon's voice assistant, Alex, is currently running on the Windows 10 operating system. Something Echo speakers are needed, just like the CNBC portal. The application is full enough with a classic microphone.
Making a popular voice assistant available for the most widely used operating system in the world is intended to expand the user base. Microsoft's software hunt, however, continues to provide a trend to offer popular services, no matter who develops them.
Both companies announced in late August last year a joint partnership on voice assistants. Cortana from Microsoft's workshop allows us to deal with Alexy, which, on the contrary, reproves in the same way.
You can download Alexa for free from the Microsoft Store website.