The fight of the smart speakers has become a constant back and forth between Amazon and Google. Last April, Google Home represented an ability to recognize individual voices. It allows the device to personalize its response for everyone in your house. This way, you’ll get your calendar briefing or curated music playlists when asking Assistant for them, and Google won’t mix up contacts when you call someone with the Home speaker. Today, Amazon announced that Alexa can now do the same thing.
You can set up recognition using the Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show. You will be asked to read aloud 10 phrases, and Alexa will then use that data to create a voice profile. After that’s done, voice profiles work across other Echo devices and “most” third-party party Alexa-enabled devices.