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Alexa now understands multiple voices: This is how you teach her

13 October 2017, 12:44 | Clyde Nash

Your Amazon Alexa device can finally tell different voices apart

Amazon Echo Show is $30 off right now

But at least those with Echos around their houses can finally have personalized answers instead of having to manually switch profiles. 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.

If you're in the market for a smart speaker, your two biggest choices lie with Amazon's Echo line and Google's Home devices.

Amazon Echo owners, if you ever found yourself jealous of Google Home's ability to recognize different voices, then you will be happy to know that Alexa just gained this exact skill this week.

The smart-speaker war between Google and Amazon is mounting.

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Voice profiles will allow Alexa to tailor the information that it gives you.

This means if you ask Alexa to call your friend Ben, the Echo will call the right person. The feature is being rolled out to the original Echo as well as the Echo Dot and Echo Show speakers. Alexa is now able to recognize your voice for Flash Briefings and automatically skips stories you listened to from your feed. Amazon says that it plans on expanding this functionality to additional services as time goes on, and along with this, Alexa should get better at telling people apart as you use the feature more.

Scroll down to the end of the Accounts section and tap on Your Voice. It has a huge selection across price ranges, including a low-priced Echo Dot speaker that costs about $35 when on sale, a full-size Echo for $179 and even the Echo Show, which has a screen built-in for video chat.

As TechCrunch first reported, the technology giant released an update that brought the change to both its own Echo smart speaker as well as any other device with Alexa built in.



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