Alexa assistant can now differentiate between voices

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Voice Profiles will hopefully make its way to other Alexa-enabled devices but is now limited to Echo devices only for the time being.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is winning the smart speaker wars by a large margin, according to a new study, helped by its vast selection of devices and large number of apps, or "skills".

If you're sharing an Amazon Echo speaker with your mates, this new update to Alexa should make your life a bit easier.

Google Home and most recently Amazon's Alexa can tell whose voice is talking to it so it can respond to the right person, making the voice assistants even more personally tuned.

The company claims that the voice recognition will get "smarter over time" and it will roll out to more Alexa features in the future. Google's smart speaker Google Home had received the voice recognition ability back in April. Alexa will be able to completely personalize your experience.

Other features include personalized music playlists for family members, Flash Briefings and Alexa-to-Alexa calls, as well as personalized shopping. If the feature isn't available in your country yet then Your Voice will not be shown, and instead you will only see Voice Purchasing and Household Profile, which are two different features. After that, it should not have any problems identifying the user's voice. Users are asked to read aloud 10 phrases, and Alexa will then use that data to create a voice profile.

The move comes as Amazon aggressively brings Echo speakers to more diverse homes. Voice profiles work with the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show, as well as the upcoming Echo and Echo Plus. After the training, the voice assistant will instantly recognize them on any device.

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