Echo devices can provide information long before they are available for trading on Amazon.
The retail giant’s virtual assistant, Alexa, lists upcoming price drops 24 hours in advance.
This skill was introduced on Thursday. This is one of the additional features Amazon has added to make shopping on Digital Helper easier.
According to the company, Alexa will notify you when eligible items in a Prime member’s wish list or shopping cart go on sale.
The artificial intelligence software also flags price drops on items you’ve marked as “save for later”.
This is the section of your Amazon account where you specify items you wish to purchase in the future.
You’ll see a yellow ring light or pop-up notification on your Echo device when this feature is enabled.
For more information, ask “Alexa, what are my notifications?”
You can then ask Alexa to order the item or send you a reminder when the transaction is made.
Simply say, “Alexa, buy” and, once the transaction is enabled, Alexa will use your Amazon account’s default payment and shipping address to make the purchase.
The alert only applies to “qualified” products, and it is unclear when this label will apply, including whether or not the product is sold by Amazon.
It is currently available for Echo devices in the US and may be rolled out to European devices in the future.
You can enable transaction notifications from the Amazon Alexa app.
Before you start, make sure you have the latest version of the software by visiting Google Play or Apple’s App Store.
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Tap Amazon Shopping and enable Deal Recommendations under Shopping Recommendations.
Alexa, a voice-activated assistant powered by artificial intelligence, was introduced with the release of the first Amazon Echo speaker in 2014.
It goes up against Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri, each with male and female voice options and a variety of accents to choose from.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reprinted here with permission.