When the Amazon Echo Show launched the device cost $230, Amazon has now dropped the price of their Alexa enabled gadget to $200. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. Instructions on various ways to create a voice profile can be seen in this Amazon video. 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. Once you've trained Alexa, she'll store your voice recognition info in the cloud, which means that it'll automatically apply to any other Alexa devices you purchase in the future.
"Once you set up the feature, Alexa will learn your voice (versus your spouse/partner/roommate's voice) and be able to deliver a more personalized experience", a company spokesperson told The Verge.
To get started, you'll need to head to the setting section of the Alexa app to train her to recognize your voice. In this case, Google got there first, introducing voice recognition for the Google Home smart speaker this past April.
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. One Verified Purchaser, who originally gave the product five stars, updated their review with the following statement in late September. Using the mobile app, users select "Your Voice" in settings and then walk through a series of demo commands to familiarize the software with your voice.