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Teach Alexa to recognize your voice

You'll get a more personalized experience in helpful & fun ways

Just say "Alexa, learn my voice" and follow the prompts -- it's as easy as that! Now that I've set up my Alexa voice profile, when I say "Alexa, thank you," she responds "You're welcome, Katherine." Sometimes it's the little things that make you smile :) 

One of the more helpful personalizations is when I say "Alexa, play my flash briefing,” Alexa will play only the briefings that I haven't listened to yet. And if my husband makes the same request, Alexa will play only the flash briefings he hasn't heard yet. Setting up your Alexa voice profile will also give you more personalized experiences for Alexa calling & messaging, shopping and music (if you subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan).

Get ready for even more helpful personalization on Alexa. Third-party Alexa skills can jump on the personalization bandwagon too now that Amazon has released a new Alexa skill personalization capability in the Alexa Skills Kit used by developers. Several skills, including Uber, have already rolled out nifty personalization options.

 

Do This Now: Set up your Alexa voice profile (takes 2 mins)

Set-up via Alexa voice command (recommended): Just say "Alexa, learn my voice." She’ll ask you to confirm your name, and then all you’ll have to do is repeat 4 short phrases

Set-up via Alexa app: Open the Alexa app > Tap the hamburger icon in the top left corner > Tap "Settings" > Tap "Account Settings" > Tap "Recognized Voices" > Toggle on "Automatic Voice Recognition" and Tap "Create a voice profile" (if it says "Manage voice profile" that means you've already set it up and probably just forgot you did it!) > Follow the prompts to say 4 short phrases

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Project Voice, the #1 event for voice tech and AI in America

Are you fascinated by Alexa, voice technology and AI? Project Voice is the #1 event of the year for Alexa enthusiasts, organizations considering opportunities arising from voice tech and members of the voice industry who want to be on the cutting edge of what's coming next.

Why you should attend Project Voice. Get a front row seat to all the latest things happening with Alexa and voice technology. You'll attend talks covering the intersection of voice and smart home, healthcare, education and more -- and walk around the Voice World Fair to meet the people behind your favorite features and hear about what they're working on. Click here to learn more about Project Voice.

When & where is Project Voice? January 13-17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Click here for details.

I attended Project Voice last year and had a fantastic experience. I even met Atari and Chuck E. Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell who was there promoting St. Noire, the collaborative mystery Alexa board game his company created.

How to register. Click here to register now.

Spotify's free music service now streaming on Alexa!

Users of Spotify's free tier can now stream Spotify music via Alexa voice commands like "Alexa, play Today's Top Hits" or "Alexa, play my Discover Weekly." This feature will first roll out in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Up until now, only paying subscribers to Spotify's music service could stream music from their Spotify account via Alexa. Tap/click here to read more.

Pro Tip: Tap/click here for the easy steps to connect your Spotify account to Alexa and make it the default music provider.
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