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.
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