Guests arriving? Alexa welcomes them!
The skills of Alexa they seem to grow day by day. Just yesterday we shared the announcement of the possibility of sending a piece of music to a friend’s Echo device, and here is another news just today. Amazon has announced that it will add Alexa to its own Ring Video Doorbel Prothus allowing the voice assistant to do the honors.
The new feature is called “Alexa Greetings”And is only available to those who have signed up for a Ring Protect subscription. But let’s see in more detail what it is because, according to the announcement of the Bezos company, the smart device will be able to interact with guests in many different ways.
Alexa skills: the voice assistant now does the honors
With the integration to the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Alexa would appear to be able to interact seamlessly with anyone who rings your door. Thanks to the “Greetings” option, the voice assistant is able to ask visitors what they want, also allowing them to record a video message. In the event that a courier rings, Alexa herself would then be able to tell him where to leave the packages. But that is not all.
Apparently there would also be a “Quick responses“, Which should work on most doorbells without the need for a subscription. In this case you can set a series of predefined responses that voice assistance will use with your host. “NWe can’t answer the door right now, but if you’d like to leave a message, you can do it now” or “please leave the package out. If you want to leave a message, you can do it now“. Or, if you prefer, you can let your guest know that you are about to arrive at the door.
Finally, among the new Alexa skills there will also be a function that warns those around your door that Ring is revealing any movement in the area. All new features can be conveniently enabled or disabled from the Ring Appallowing you to better manage the voice assistant.