February 2, 2023

Just in gesture: Alexa already accepts commands without a voice; Choose update

Although largely considered responsible for the company’s bad financial moment, the Alexa Continue to receive investments from Amazon It is constantly being updated with new features.

On Tuesday (13), Amazon is launching Gesture Control for Echo Show devices. At the moment, the function, which acts as a substitute for voice control, is only available for one action: deactivating the timer.

The update is available for Echo Show 8 or Echo Show 10 And to activate the new tool, you just need to access the settings menu of the device, search for “Device Options” and then select the “Gestures” option. After that, virtual assistant users will be able to test the feature normally.

In addition to gestures, Alexa has gained some accessibility features, such as “Text to Speech,” which allows users to type commands directly on the virtual assistant’s screen, allowing more people to access Alexa. Also new is the addition of live comments, including automatic captions on calls.

If you want to test the new Alexa update in action, you can opt for the Echo Show 10 smart display, which retails for prices starting at R$1,804 on Amazon (Click here to purchase๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท If you want a more affordable option, the Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) can be bought for BRL 949 on Amazon (Click here for more information๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

Amazon is also considering launching a new feature to allow Alexa to tell AI-generated bedtime stories. To work, the tool will only require users to choose a theme, characters, and a few keywords.