Starting today, you'll be able to train Alexa to recognize your voice.
To set it up, you'll need to navigate to the "Your Voice" section of the Alexa app's settings, then follow Amazon's instructions (you can also find an instructional video here).
It's the first time that Amazon discounts its premium smart speaker and it could be a sign that the Echo Show isn't selling particularly well. Voice profiles can be made with the Alexa app and any Amazon Echo device. With voice recognition, however, that code can be bypassed, with Alexa only placing the order if she recognizes the person making it.
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It got quite a lot of attention, not just because of the inane usefulness, but because it represented a major leg up on the Amazon Echo and Alexa. In this case, Google got there first, introducing voice recognition for the Google Home smart speaker this past April.
At launch, the feature is compatible with Flash Briefings, shopping, Amazon Music's family plan and Alexa to Alexa calling, adding the name of the specific user to incoming calls. You can head over to Amazon right now and purchase one for $199.
Once a Voice Profile is created by reciting 10 phrases to the Alexa app, whenever Alexa hears "Play music" or "Play my messages", the AI assistant will recognize your voice and deliver results based on your profile or previously expressed preferences.
Voice profiles will replace Alexa voice training.