Your Amazon Alexa device can finally tell different voices apart

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To get started, head on over to the Alexa app and select the "Your Voice" option.

Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and new Echo Show devices are all compatible with the new feature, in which the user will be asked to say 10 phrases out loud to create a map of each individual voice.

However, Google added the ability to detect different voices to its own Google Home speaker back this April, so Amazon is simply playing catch up.

Alexa users can set up voice recognition to Amazon's Alexa AI to recognize different user's voices, Amazon announced today.

Amazon.com (AMZN) is seen as the clear victor, with an estimated 68% of smart speakers sold this year expected to run on its Alexa technology.

"Consumers who are looking to buy a smart speaker this coming holiday season will have a wide range of form factors, prices and feature sets to choose from", Strategy Analytics analyst David Watkins said. So if you instruct it to call John, it will call your friend, not your roommates. However, it should be kept in mind that touch-to-talk devices such as Fire TV remote and Amazon Tap do not support voice profiles. Alexa will recognize their voice without you having to manually switch between profiles, or tell Alexa who you are.

The voice recognition feature of Amazon Alexa support shopping, messaging, Amazon Music, Flash Briefings, and Alexa-to-Alexa calling. Each user will have their own Alexa Voice Profile that works similarly to user accounts on a computer or mobile device. It has a huge selection across price ranges, including a low-priced Echo Dot speaker that costs about $35 when on sale, a full-size Echo for $179 and even the Echo Show, which has a screen built-in for video chat.

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