Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant may soon gain the ability to speak without first being asked to speak, according to The Information. Currently, the only way for Alexa to make any noise without you speaking to it is to alert you of a timer or alarm you’ve set. Developers may soon have the ability to trigger push notifications in Alexa Skills that audibly, through spoken words, and/or visually, through the Amazon Echo’s light ring, notify you of something. This could be a very powerful new feature if executed correctly, or a very annoying feature if abused by developers. The Information hasn’t revealed any details about how the feature will pan out, or whether it will come to all Alexa-enabled devices like the Fire TV or new tablet, so we’ll have to wait and see.
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