Alexa going paid? Sure looks like it

The Seattle-based tech and retail giant will launch a more conversational version of Alexa later this year, potentially positioning it to better compete with new generative AI-powered chatbots from companies including Google and OpenAI, according to two sources familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the discussions were private. Amazon’s subscription for Alexa will not be included in the $139-per-year Prime offering, and Amazon has not yet nailed down the price point, one source said.

How’s that Matter support coming? :wink:

Posted about this some time ago:

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just few years ago my echo dot worked quite reliably, understood my poor english, reponded quite fast.
with genz taking over it gets slower with every update, often does not even recognize key word.
soon without ai, genz [Mod Edit] wont be able understand themselves and we will have to listen to commercial before alexa responds.
hopefully leon or rhasspy will emerge

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Curious what everyone’s business model looks like for free?