Amazon%u2019s Alexa may eventually serve up ads | TechCrunch. Voice Assistants on the desktop, in the form of Amazon Echo and others are becoming ubiquitous. So, rumors of planned advertising on the Alexa platform are coming fast and furious. I can hear it now. Here's your flash briefing: (but first a word from our sponsor). Ads are everywhere on the Internet, and it is not a leap to expect them in voice assisted apps. To its credit, Amazon says there are no plans to add ads to Alexa. But, that sounds like a weak non denial denial. Hey, Amazon, if you want me to stop using your product, add ads that I can't ignore or pass through. The voice assistant meme will end quickly. It is only a matter of time until we see whether Amazon's "no plans" promise becomes a plan. We'll be watching, Amazon.