Amazon Whisper Mode now available on Echo devices in the US

Amazon Whisper Mode now available on Echo devices in the US

One of the new features Amazon demonstrated during its September 20 event, was Whisper Mode. As its name suggests, you can have Amazon whisper responses back to you when this mode is enabled. Now it looks like this feature is available to Amazon Echo devices in the US.

Amazon has been working on this functionality for over a year, as it continues to explore various more natural ways for Alexa to interact with users. As you can imagine, getting the AI to intuitively react to advanced conversational cues like whispering isn't an easy task.

Whisper Mode could prove particularly useful for parents worried about waking up their children or simply those looking to keep the noise down in the morning or evening for various reasons. This could work great if you are checking the weather conditions when you are leaving for work or sports scores before heading to bed, without waking up your spouse. Alexa will understand your whispered requests, and respond back with a whisper.

You can enable Whisper Mode on your Alexa enabled device using the Alexa app. Click the menu button on the top left of the app, select  Alexa Account > Alexa Voice Responses and enable the 'Whispered Responses' option. Alternatively, you can just tell Alexa to "turn on whisper mode" Keep in mind that this feature will only work on devices in the United States.

source - TechCrunch

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