Amazon really wants people to use the Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant, so it has consistently added features since the Echo’s launch, from reordering groceries to controlling your thermostat.
Imagine my surprise when I found out when it couldn’t, you know, track Amazon packages.
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Until today, at least. Amazon tells us you can now simply ask its voice assistant “Alexa, track my packages” or a more casual “Alexa, where’s my stuff?” to get the latest on when your package will arrive.
To be clear, this is just for Amazon packages. It’s not reading tracking information from your email like Google Now does, but given how often people order from Amazon – especially if you actually own an Echo – I’m sure it’ll come in handy.
The feature is live for all Alexa-powered devices now.