Amazon's strategy to expand the voice-enabled Alexa ecosystem is helping third-party manufacturers to create Alexa gadgets by themselves. It has led tobut they have not always been able to incorporate all of Alexa's best features.
Chief among these:which makes it possible that only echo speakers closest to you respond to your question or command. It's quite important if you live in a home with more than an Alexa gadget, but since it requires device-side integration, many of these third-party gadgets were forced to launch their gadgets without it.
The result? Well, just watch the video below.
Fortunately, Amazon has been working on a solution called Cloud ESP that allows these third party gadgets to add ESP with one simple software update. It has been fun to roll out in recent months, says the Amazon team, and has now been automatically used on the entire Alexa Alexa gadget directory. Amazon does not work.
"Alexa continues to be increasingly integrated with people's lives as it is enabled on multiple devices from a number of manufacturers," said Priya Abani, director of Amazon Alexa. "By automatically enabling all devices to benefit from ESP , the customers get the best experience with Alexa over the growing number of devices and Alexa-enabled experiences. "
The news comes in a busy week for Alexa who also saw the debut ofas well as for Echo Show