Amazon Echo Speakers Can Now Double As Intercom Systems With Alexa Announcements

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So, for example, if you're preparing dinner for the whole family, an announcement could summon everyone to the dining room. Starting today, Amazon is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Announcements which will let users broadcast messages on all the Alexa enabled Echo devices. You can also start the message with "Alexa, tell everyone..." or "Alexa, broadcast..." for the same result.

After you say the word "announce" every word that follows will be broadcast with your own voice rather than Alexa's. Alexa can be used to lock the door, ask for lock status and view the live feed from Cloud Cam on compatible devices like Fire TV, Echo Spot, and Echo Show.

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Once you've received and installed the latest Kindle Fire software update for the 7 or HD 8, enabling the new feature is rather simple.

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The intercom skill is now rolling out for Alexa-enabled speakers in the U.S. and Canada. There are times when you don't need a verbal confirmation that Alexa has accomplished something.

While this isn't a something very meaningful considering the way in which Alexa works, it would make the user-Alexa interactions less verbal and straightforward.

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Amazon is bringing one of Google Home's popular features to its Echo speakers. Which allowed users to use the Alexa voice assistant inside of the Amazon Music app.

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