Alexa routines can now be triggered utilizing a number of customized phrases making it simpler for everybody in a family to provoke good dwelling automations with out having to recollect the precise wording (via AFTVnews).
For instance, as a substitute of getting to recollect to say “Alexa, good night time” to kick off a nighttime routine that locks the doorways and shuts off the lights, now you can assign extra phrases like “Alexa, bedtime” or “Alexa, night time night time.” You may even add “Alexa, bonne nuit” to the identical routine due to Amazon’s support for multilingual households. As much as seven customized phrases will be assigned to the identical routine.
It’s a small however welcome change for good properties constructed round Alexa. It follows a giant week for Alexa, the place we noticed it get a masculine voice option and a huge developer push to drive Alexa’s growth past the more than 140,000 smart home devices that the ambient assistant at present controls.