Amazon to bring opt-in notifications to Alexa

Amazon is going to be adding notifications to its #Alexa service, so that skills can provide you with information as it becomes available, unprompted, as opposed to only in response to active voice queries made by a user. [Read More]

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Amazon is going to be adding notifications to its #Alexa service, so that skills can provide you with information as it becomes available, unprompted, as opposed to only in response to active voice queries made by a user.
Notifications will be provided in a couple of different ways, including an audible chime and a pausing green light using the LED ring on the Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show hardware.
When users receive those tips that something new has arrived, they can ask “#Alexa, what did I miss?” or “#Alexa, what are my notifications?” to find out what specific information has been coming in.
The #Alexa app lets users turn on a “Do Not Disturb” mode if they’d like to suspend all notifications for a set time.
News of Amazon’s interest in creating notifications for #Alexa and Echo first emerged last fall, via a report from The Information.

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#Alexa is finally receiving the (opt-in) ability to send proactive notifications. #SmartSpeaker #Trend

Source: Techcrunch