Posted November 05, 2018 04:08:25Amazon is going to unveil a new speaker and a new assistant that will make Alexa a little less annoying for people, Amazon has announced.
The Echo has had a voice assistant since its debut in 2014, but this will be the first time Alexa has been used to make the decision about when to deliver a product to a customer.
The new assistant will use the Echo’s built-in microphone to deliver an audible “say” or “ask” signal when a customer is about to buy something.
It will also make the Echo less likely to annoy a customer, by allowing users to ask the assistant “When will I receive this item?”, “What are the shipping options?”, “How do I find my product?”, or “What’s the best way to use the Amazon Assistant?”.
Amazon said the new assistant would be available starting in January.
“We’re adding Alexa support to more products, including some of our most popular Alexa-enabled products like Amazon Prime and the Amazon Appstore,” the company said in a statement.
“This makes it easier for people to use Alexa in their everyday lives.
Alexa can now be used to control your Amazon Echo from a variety of devices and devices in your home, including TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones, and more.
Alexa also helps people make smarter decisions on how to spend their money and make better decisions about buying and selling.”
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