If you frequently give Alexey several voice commands in a row for various tasks, you might be pleased to know that Amazon has made it so much easier and faster.

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Until now, you had to say the word «wake» first («Alexa» if you didn’t change it) for every command you give. This may seem unnatural if you frequently issue multiple commands in a row. You can set up a routine to do multiple tasks at the same time with a single voice command, but that’s only really good for things you do on a regular basis. Sometimes you want to issue a series of commands on the fly, and you don’t necessarily need a subroutine to run those commands regularly.

That’s where Alexa’s new «tracking mode» comes in handy. This mode allows you to ask Alexei additional questions or shout out another command without saying the wake up word. Here’s how to do it.

Open the Alexa app and tap the menu button in the top left corner of the screen.

Select «Settings» from the list.

Select the Echo device on which you want to enable this new feature. Yes, unfortunately you have to enable it on each device individually as there is no universal setting for it.

Scroll down until you see the «Follow-Up Mode» option and toggle it to the on position.

If enabled, Alexa will continue to listen for five more seconds after she answers your last command or question. Here is an example:

  "Алекса, какая погода?"

 (Алекса дает вам прогноз на сегодня)

 "Что насчет завтра?"

 (Алекса дает вам прогноз на завтра) 

This also works with smarthome commands:

  «Алекса, поменяй термостат на 72».


 "Включить свет."


These are just a couple of examples showing how it works. Obviously, the thing to keep in mind is that Alexa is still listening for a few seconds after she confirms a voice command, so it can be easy for her to trigger a random call if you continue talking to a friend right after.

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