Amazon Alexa can now recognise different voices

Amazon Alexa can now recognise different voices

Following set up, custom voice profiles should work across other Amazon Echo devices, plus "most" third-party Alexa supported devices. The feature is being rolled out to the original Echo as well as the Echo Dot and Echo Show speakers.

That's why when Google introduced the Google Home speakers, they upped the game by introducing voice recognition to let users tune the assistant for various users using the device. Over on the Amazon careers website, you can now apply for the position of data specialist, to join the dedicated Amazon Echo team right here in Cambridge. But if you live with someone else, or own an Echo which is often used by visitors, teaching Alexa to understand their voice is where Voice Profiles starts to shine.

One of the biggest features that Google has touted recently is voice recognition.

The voice recognition feature of Amazon Alexa support shopping, messaging, Amazon Music, Flash Briefings, and Alexa-to-Alexa calling. Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. The smartphone app will ask for you to register your voice, and Alexa will automatically be able to tell it apart from others' when you summon it (and sync it with your Amazon account's preferences). Each of the family members on the account can register a voice and then simply say "play music" and your own lists will play.

In addition, users who have set a voice confirmation code for shopping, now no longer have to say the code as Alexa already recognizes the voice linked to that account.

You set it up through the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android device.

The training process does have you speak some specific phrases to train Alexa on your voice.

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