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Alexa new feature: Amazon’s voice-assistant to speak louder in noisy backgrounds | Technology News


New Delhi: Amazon is introducing a new feature that will make its voice-assistant Alexa respond louder if it detects a noisy background. The new Adaptive Volume mode is meant to make sure that users can still hear Alexa’s responses over any background noise. The feature will detect noise backgrounds like the sound of a dishwasher, people talking, or music playing on another device.

The tech giant said that the feature is currently available to US customers and that can be activated by saying “Alexa, turn on adaptive volume,” The Verge reported.

The e-commerce major doesn’t mention adaptive volume working in the opposite direction, becoming quieter if there`s no background noise, but there are other ways to reduce the volume dynamically.

One of them is Whisper Mode, where Alexa will whisper its response if you talk to it quietly. You can activate the mode by asking Alexa to “turn on whisper mode”.

If you`re instead looking to just adjust the volume depending on what time it is, Alexa enthusiasts recommend doing so by adding a “set volume” action to a custom routine that activates at a certain time or making it part of your bedtime routine. Also Read: Apple Watch does it again, saves life of woman faced with life-threatening condition

It is worth noting that the Adaptive Volume feature isn`t the same as the spherical Echo fourth gen`s adaptive sound, which uses the device`s microphones to tune music to sound better in your specific room, the report said. Also Read: PUBG: New State pre-registrations begin in India — Check registration process for Android, iOS





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