Setting the new feature up requires the user to register their voice, and once registered you can sync it with Amazon account preferences. Other family members can train Alexa on their voices using the Alexa app and by signing in with the Amazon account used to set up the Alexa device.
Back in April, Google Home gained the ability to recognise individual voices (before it rolled out to Brits in June) and Amazon has this week followed suit with the launch of Voice Profiles for Echo devices.
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With this new feature, any Alexa-powered device will now be able to provide specific information to users based on who's talking to it. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers. The new feature started to roll out yesterday. Interestingly, voice recognition is very efficient, it means when you will say "Call mom", it will call your mom, not your friend's.
When recognizing a registered user's voice, Alexa can deliver personalized results for messages, Alexa-to-Alexa calling, music playback, shopping, and news briefings. Alexa will recognize their voice without you having to manually switch between profiles, or tell Alexa who you are. Then access Account Heading and finally, Your Voice.
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The feature will be available on all the Alexa-enabled devices including the Echo smart speaker. According to the company, 10 given phrases have to be repeated for training the assistant to recognize a particular voice.
Many voice assistants also are beyond a counter decoration, with an eMarketer study finding that 36 million Americans will use a voice-enabled speaker at least once a month this year, primarily driven by millennials.
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