Amazon updates Alexa so you don't have to say 'Alexa' repeatedlyGet the Full StoryAmazon's Alexa smart home assistant just got a little bit smarter and a little bit easier to talk to.
Alexa-enabled devices have been updated to allow users follow up with a second question for Alexa without needing to say "Alexa" again, CNET reported Friday, allowing for a more natural conversation.
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The new feature is called Follow-Up Mode, and it has to be enabled by users before it can be used.
Devices like the Echo and Echo Dot will give users five seconds to hit it with a follow-up question after it answers your first one, lighting up blue to indicate that it's still listening. The mode won't listen to just anything that's said though, but will instead look out for things that it thinks it's being asked. Read more...More about Amazon, Alexa, Echo, Hey Alexa, and Tech