Amazon's Alexa can now recognize other peoples voices
12 October, 2017, 00:31 | Author: Regina Silva
It's fantastic, and now the Amazon Echo is capable of doing the same thing. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection.
To get started, head on over to the Alexa app and select the "Your Voice" option. So each user gets their personalized shopping list, music selections and the like.
We heard recently that Google had made a decision to block YouTube on the Echo Show, the two companies have apparently not come to an agreement regarding YouTube on Amazon devices. Google announced the functionality back in April, making the product a much more enticing buy for crowded households. The functionality has remained one of the most-requested for Alexa, with users' eagerness only fueled by Google adding support for voice recognition to its Google Home several months ago.
You can set up voice recognition using any Alexa device like an Echo or the Alexa app on your smartphone - or even a Fire TV with voice remote.
It's set to roll out across the line in coming days.
Google Assistant has had the ability to recognize up to six unique voices for similar personalized results since this spring. Prior to the introduction of voice profiles, voice training in the Alexa app simply taught the AI assistant to improve recognition. Full instructions can be found on Amazon's help page. Amazon says it'll allow Alexa device owners to "shop confidently" knowing Alexa recognises their voice.
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