Amazon has announced a new Notifications for Alexa feature for its range of Amazon Alexa enabled devices.
The new Notifications for Alexa feature will allow developers to provide notifications to customers for Alexa Skills that they have enabled.
This means that Alexa will basically be able to push information to your for Alexa Skills that you have opted in with the feature.
Soon customers will be able to enable notifications for select skills and Amazon.com shopping updates on most devices with Alexa. Companies like AccuWeather, The Washington Post, Just Eat, and Life360 will be among the first to update their skills with notifications, giving Alexa the capability to alert customers with information that’s important to them.
When available, users will be able to opt-in to notifications per skill using the Amazon Alexa App and will be alerted when there’s new information to retrieve by a chime and a pulsing green light on their Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Show device. When users enable notifications on a skill like The Washington Post, the skill will send status updates to the device. Users can simply ask, “Alexa, what did I miss?” or “Alexa, what are my notifications?” and Alexa will inform users of the latest breaking news. All skills require users to opt-in before they’ll send alerts to any device. Customers can also disable notifications for skills or suppress notifications temporarily by putting devices in Do Not Disturb mode by voice or through the Amazon Alexa App.
You can find out more information about the new Notifications for Alexa feature for Amazon Alexa enabled devices over at Amazon at the link below.