Amazon has added a new Alexa function that assures you can hear what the voice assistant is saying even if the TV is on or other people are chatting. The new Adaptive Volume function, according to The Verge, would let Alexa talk louder if it detects a lot of background noise. According to the company, the goal is for you to be able to hear the voice assistant’s replies over the din of your home or office. You won’t be able to test it out if you reside outside of the US just yet, according to The Verge. It’s now only available to US users.
The feature was tried with an Echo Dot next to a desktop computer with a whirling fan, and the results were mixed. At times, Alexa’s voice was louder than usual, while at other times, it was quiet. The business may be currently fine-tuning the feature before releasing it to additional areas.
Alexa Whisper Mode:
Amazon did not explain whether Adaptive Volume can let the voice assistant react in a softer voice if it detects nearly no ambient noise, according to The Verge. Alexa, on the other hand, has long had a “whisper mode” that allows you to talk to it in a more subdued tone. You may engage the mode by asking Alexa to “switch on whisper mode,” as seen in this calm video.
If you’d rather merely change the level based on the time, Alexa fans propose adding a “set volume” action to a custom routine that triggers at a specific time or includes it in your sleep routine.
The Adaptive Volume function isn’t the same as the adaptive sound feature on the spherical Echo fourth generation, which utilizes the device’s microphones to tune music to sound better in your unique environment, according to the article.
If you’re in the US and want to try out Adaptive Volume, just say “Alexa, turn on the adaptive volume.”