Users will also be able to make use of the personalised voice recognition for voice calling.
KitGuru Says: This could make way for Alexa-powered devices to only respond to your voice, which in turn would make it much more hard for your friends or even South Park to prank you.
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One of Google Home's most interesting features is coming to Amazon's family of Echo speakers. To set up a new voice profile, fire up the Alexa app on your phone, head to Settings Your voice and then recite ten phrases.
"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. Interestingly, voice recognition is very efficient, it means when you will say "Call mom", it will call your mom, not your friend's.
Individual voice recognition is compatible with Amazon Music, shopping, and Flash Briefings. It would know, for instance, whose message you want it to read.
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Scroll down to the end of the Accounts section and tap on Your Voice.
These voice profiles will then work across other Echo devices and "most" third-party party Alexa-enabled devices.
Sales of voice-activated wireless speakers are set to surge this holiday season as a raft of devices from established and new competitors hit the market, a research firm predicted Thursday.
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Many voice assistants also are beyond a counter decoration, with an eMarketer study finding that 36 million Americans will use a voice-enabled speaker at least once a month this year, primarily driven by millennials.