Alexa Adds Flexibility for Multi-Voice Assistant Devices

Amazon has long championed the idea of running multiple voice assistants on the same device. Now, it wants to help those assistants work together. To that end, Amazon is rolling out what it’s calling Universal Device Commands over the next year, the company announced at its Alexa Live developer event on Wednesday. The new feature will make it possible to use core smart speaker functionality across multiple assistants.

“Customers win when they have choice,” said Alexa Voice Service VP Aaron Rubenson.