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Amazon Alexa Launches Multi-User Support in Canada with ‘Your Voice’ Debut

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Amazon has started to roll out its ‘Your Voice’ feature for Alexa to users in Canada, which now allows for personalized experiences on who’s speaking, explains the company in a statement to iPhone in Canada.

What does this mean? Alexa Voice Profiles will now let individual users in your household talk to your Echo speaker, instead of just recognizing all members as one person.

Here’s how to setup voice enrollment—just say “Alexa, learn my voice” in front your Echo Dot or Echo, then follow the instructions to teach Alexa your voice, which takes about five minutes to recognize you. To confirm your voice, you can ask “Alexa, who am I?”. Users will require an Alexa-enabled device and a registered Alexa account.

You can also create a voice profile using the Alexa iOS app. Hit up Menu > Settings > Your Voice (under Accounts). As the setup process begins, you’ll be able to select which device you want to interact with to teach Alexa your voice. Users will be prompted to say various phrases shown on screen out loud, and the setup will end with Alexa saying “good job.”

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Once you’ve enrolled your voice profile, it’ll be recognized automatically across all the Alexa-enabled devices in your home.

For now, Your Voice works for:

  • Calling & Messaging
  • Calendar
  • Music
  • Shopping
  • Flash Briefing.
According to Amazon, additional Alexa features “will roll out in the future”, and ‘Your Voice’ will get smarter the more you use it.

Right now, Amazon.ca has a sale on Echo Dot ($59.99) and Echo ($109.99) for a limited time.

With this addition of multi-user support from Alexa, the latter now matches Google Assistant for supporting more than one user. As of now, Apple’s Siri only supports individual users.

Let us know how your voice profile setup goes with your Alexa devices.

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