Amazon’s Alexa to Introduce Monthly Subscription Fees with Prime Membership

Alexa

Table of content

Amazon is set to revamp Alexa, but accessing more advanced features may come at a cost. Reports suggest monthly subscription fees ranging from $5 to $10, in addition to a Prime membership, to unlock AI-powered Alexa.

This revamped assistant is expected to launch in August 2024 with numerous enhancements. The frequent use of the phrase “Alexa” might become a thing of the past.

It is rumored that the new version will handle and complete multiple requests at once, such as composing emails and ordering takeout simultaneously. It will also learn user habits and customize routine actions, like brewing coffee when the alarm goes off.

Alexa

Advanced shopping tips are also expected from Alexa. However, Amazon is not completely abandoning the free tier. The basic version of Alexa with new generative AI features will remain available.

This move seems to be a response to an increasingly competitive AI assistant market, with Google, Microsoft, OpenAI, and even Apple’s enhanced Siri vying for user attention. The future of Alexa appears dual-pronged: a free basic service and a premium tier with advanced capabilities.

Source

Tags:

Related Posts

Older Galaxy Watches Can Now Join One UI 6 Watch Beta

Older Galaxy Watches Can Now Join One UI 6 Watch Beta

Reading Time: 0:59 min

Samsung is gearing up for the Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for July 10th in Paris, where the company is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Watch 7 series. Alongside the…

View post
YouTube

YouTube May Soon Allow You to Upload Custom Thumbnails for Your Playlists

Reading Time: 1:31 min

Google might introduce a new feature on YouTube that allows users to upload custom thumbnails for their video playlists. This update was discovered through code analysis in the latest beta…

View post
iPhone Price Cuts Help Maintain Growth in the World's Largest Smartphone Market

iPhone Price Cuts Help Maintain Growth in the World’s Largest Smartphone Market

Reading Time: 1:36 min

IPhone shipments recovered in the world’s largest smartphone market from the previous month. During the first week of 2024, phone sales fell by 30% year-on-year due to issues with damp…

View post

Leave the first comment