Amazon's Alexa can now detect the voice of individual users in Canada

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The Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus speakers were initially available only via invitation with a 30 percent discount and 1 free year of Amazon Prime membership worth Rs.999. But now you can purchase them at amazon.in and over 350 retail outlets in the country including Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, Crossword, and more in 20 cities. They are of course available online as well, and unlike earlier, you will no longer need an invite to purchase one from Amazon India.

The Amazon Echo Dot is available for purchase at Rs 4,499, the Echo for Rs 9,999, and the Echo Plus is now available at Rs 14,999. The Individual Voice Profiles feature allows users to set up different profiles, so Alexa can offer personalised results to each of the individuals.

Shortly afterwards, a San Diego news anchor (no, not that one), reporting the story said "I love the little girl saying, 'Alexa order me a dollhouse.'" triggering a large number of complaints of their smart speakers ordering dollhouses.

It's good to see Amazon has made a positive move for India and is trying to match features available in the US.

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Amazon's Alexa can now detect the voice of individual users in Canada

Another great feature making its way to the Echo smart speakers is the multi-room music. To use multi-room music, first you will have to create groups with two or more Echo devices by naming the group, such as "everywhere".

Once a Canary user enables the Alexa skill within the Alexa mobile app, they'll need to sign in with their Canary credentials, after which point they'll have prompts to follow for connecting their devices.

In addition to Alexa skills, customers can also use the Amazon Music Service to access a huge library of Indian and worldwide music. In addition, users can set up routines for Alexa to perform a series of actions from a single voice command. The new VIZIO SmartCast skill for Alexa will also be available to 2018 VIZIO SmartCast Full HD and HD display customers in the coming weeks. It will ask who you are, and if the Echo device is registered under your account, your profile should be listed there. In the near future, users can look forward to further improve localization of Alexa.

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