Echo Show sees temporary $30 price cut after removal of YouTube app

Mindy Sparks
October 12, 2017

But Amazon's woes are your wins because, prior to today, Amazon's only Echo Show discount was a BOGO offer that only applied when shoppers purchased two Echo Show devices simultaneously.

As you might expect, Amazon is also using Alexa voice profiles for shopping. Amazon says it'll allow Alexa device owners to "shop confidently" knowing Alexa recognises their voice. Voice profiles can be made with the Alexa app and any Amazon Echo device.

"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. You'll go to your account settings and tap Your Voice, then tap on your profile name. In this case, Google got there first, introducing voice recognition for the Google Home smart speaker this past April.

One of the Amazon Echo's biggest blindspots has just been addressed.


Now, a few months later, Amazon has evened the score.

As of today, Alexa will begin to use voice recognition to personally tailor calls and messages, flash briefings, shopping, and music playback via the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan. One Verified Purchaser, who originally gave the product five stars, updated their review with the following statement in late September. You'll be asked to choose an Alexa-powered device to train with, and then once you've read out ten sample phrases the profile is complete.

Voice profiles will replace Alexa voice training.

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