The Echo’s abilities were already far-reaching, including voice-activated weather reports, playing music, setting alarms, and controlling other smart devices in your home. And now, a new set of features will help users stay organized at all times.
Starting Thursday, Echo users can schedule reminders and name individual alarms. While this may not sound like a lot, being able to name timers makes the function much more practical; think of being able to name timed alerts for multiple steps in a cooking process, for example.
And when you want to remember something, you can not just ask Alexa — the given name of Amazon’s voice assistant — to remind you of something at any future time and date.
This latest update will likely prove popular among consumers who consider themselves absent-minded and could be especially handy for older folks who struggle with memory.