Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa gets a cool new trick this week - the ability to recognize your voice.
Starting today, you'll be able to train Alexa to recognize your voice.
An updated to the Alexa app for iOS, Android and Fire OS, introduces individual voice recognition.
When the Amazon Echo Show launched the device cost $230, Amazon has now dropped the price of their Alexa enabled gadget to $200.
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. 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.
Google Home had voice recognition capabilities in April, so Amazon's announcement marks the latest move between the companies to meet or top each other's voice assistant.
The battle of the smart speakers has become a constant back and forth between Amazon and Google.
Now, a few months later, Amazon has evened the score. If my roommate asks, she'll play different songs that are better-suited to his tastes. Despite this, Alexa is just now learning how to tell different voices apart from one another. Google is also said to be working on a competing device to Amazon's.