For All Your Parents That Have Sleeping Kids In The Next Room Alexa Now Has Whisper Mode. Here’s How Easy It Is To Enable It.
Echo devices require the users to speak clearly and loudly enough for them to understand. This makes it difficult to give commands when the people around are sleeping. Amazon noticed this problem and now Alexa is getting an upgrade – the Whisper Mode. This lets Alexa hear whispered commands and it can also whisper back!
Whisper Mode is one of many features Amazon has been developing to make Alexa more contextually aware. Alexa lead scientist Rohit Prasad said it allows Alexa to “automatically learn the features of audio signals useful for detecting sound events or whispered speech".
Whisper Mode and Alexa Guard make use of the same machine learning network. In order to get Alexa Whisper Mode to work, you will first have to enable the feature. You can give it a try now using your quiet voice. It will be super helpful for parents who don’t have to wake up their babies. Whisper Mode is available for all Echo devices and hopefully, even third-party Alexa devices in the future.
How to turn on Alexa Whisper Mode
Enable Whisper Mode with a voice command:
Whisper Mode can also be enabled by voice. Simply say, “Alexa, turn on Whisper Mode.”
Enable Whisper Mode in the Alexa app:
You can enable Whisper Mode in the Alexa App under Settings.
1) Open the Alexa app
2) Go to your Alexa Account
3) Select Alexa Voice Responses
4) Turn on Whispered Responses
Once you've enabled the feature, ask Alexa a question using your quiet indoor voice. Alexa will reply back in the same manner. We suspect this will come in handy for parents who want to use Alexa without waking a partner or baby.
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