Amazon Echo Show Gets A $30 Price Cut As Sales Drop

James Marshall
October 11, 2017

Back in April, Google Home gained the ability to recognize individual voices, which allows the device to personalize its response for everyone in your house or apartment.

Amazon's Alexa is learning voice recognition, with the Echo smart speakers set to spot who is talking and offer up personalized replies. Today, Amazon announced that Alexa can now do the same thing. The search engine giant cited poor app implementation on Amazon's part and a "broken user experience" as their primary motivations behind the move but with the company reportedly developing their own Show competitor (codenamed "Manhattan"), there could be more to the story.

Users can set up the functionality in an Echo device or within the Alexa app.

Amazon tells us that the voice recognition feature will extend across the entire range of Alexa devices, as well as numerous third-party Alexa devices not made by Amazon. One Verified Purchaser, who originally gave the product five stars, updated their review with the following statement in late September. Now, six months later, Alexa evens the score. Alexa will automatically choose the right library when you ask her to play music or play a station.

When shopping, voice recognition will make it easier to make secure purchases. After that, voice profiles will work with several different features. After using that code number one time with voice recognition enabled, Alexa will only ask for it in the future if she isn't sure it's you.

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