Do you use Amazon Alexa to buy stuff? Report suggests 'no'

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Do you use Amazon Alexa to buy stuff? Report suggests 'no'

Other brands in the VW Group are likely to follow suit, along with many other rival manufacturers, who are attracted by the more advanced voice recognition technology built into systems like Alexa and the rival Apple system, Siri. Alexa has already some set of nifty skills which make it pretty useful.

Smart speakers touting digital assistants are becoming more commonplace in tech savvy homes, with the Amazon Alexa supporting Echo range one of the leaders Stateside. They also shed doubts on other estimates by financial analysts that the smart speaker shopping market will eventually be worth many times what it is today.

If true, that's a far smaller number of voice-activated shoppers than previous third party reports have estimated.

Of those 2% who bought something, 90% of them didn't make any additional purchases through Alexa, according to the report. To enable it, say "Alexa, enable answer updates".

When the buyer's money is on a stake, the inability of the smart assistants to allow the users quickly browse through the mechanics of switching between payment options shipping and order or to let the users see the product in question doesn't sound great at all. Alexa exclaims it has no idea, and you begin gazing deeply within the blue hue of the smart speaker's faux-mind and offer the look of a disappointed parent, or an owner whose pet has just pissed on the kitchen floor. It does not matter whether you are managing your personal schedule, listen to music, navigate a route to the destination, reading the news or looking for nearest service center Seat. The introduction of Amazon Alexa helps us find this balance, - said the President Seat Luca de MEO. But this issue is one of the main drawbacks of the device, making you feel like it's not as smart and useful as Amazon claims it is.

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