How to Use Your Amazon Echo to Get in Shape

How to Use Your Amazon Echo to Get in Shape”

When a request is made and the associated action completed, the blue light on your device will stay lit for five seconds to indicate Alexa is still listening.

Amazon's Echo line of devices gets a new feature in the form of "follow-up" mode, which lets users spit out command after command without repeating the wake word each time. If you don't, she'll just go back to sleep automatically without saying anything else.

Amazon on Wednesday promised to keep virtual assistant Alexa from spontaneously cackling, giving people eerie feelings about what the artificial intelligence might be plotting.

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First of all, Alexa is now able to understand and perform successive tasks without the user having to repeat the trigger word.

Even if she occasionally laughs creepily at you for no reason, Alexa is still a pretty helpful digital assistant. Being the noble and loyal house companion that she is, Alexa complied and sent out the creepy burst of laughter that's freaked out so many Echo and Alexa-enabled devices.

Open the latest version of the Alexa mobile app. So, users can't say something like, "Alexa, dim the lights and search for romantic comedies on Netflix".

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According to the reports, the "follow-up mode" is opt-in and available for every device in the Echo lineup and some third-party Echo devices as well. For now, follow-up is only offered in English and only works when Alexa isn't doing a continuous command, such as reading an audiobook or making a call.

What do you think about Follow-Up Mode?

Amazon told AFP it looked into what was going on and found that sometimes Alexa mistakenly registers the phrase "Alexa laugh" and obeys. For instance, this follow-up mode only works when Alexa is "confident" the second command is not just background noise from a conversation or a program on TV.

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