Amazon Alexa Is Now Your Home Intercom

Amazon extends hands-free Alexa to Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets
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07 April, 2018

Making it a great time to pick up the Eufy Genie, especially if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the Echo Dot.

Users can order Alexa to "announce" something in one Echo device, and then it will transmit the announcement throughout all the devices in the house. Say "Alexa, tell everyone dinner's ready", and everyone in your home within earshot of an Echo device will hear you say "dinner's ready". The company is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Announcements which will turn a user's multiple Echo speakers into an intercom system.

For the Amazon devices, a short chime sounds indicating there is an incoming announcement.

Aside from the usual audio tricks - answering questions, playing music requests, and so on - Alexa on Fire tablets will also visual content with some of its responses.

While Amazon frequently discounts many of its Echo devices, unfortunately, the retailer isn't as forthcoming about its bundle deals, which forces shoppers to dig around to find the best deals. To learn more about Do Not Disturb, go here.

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In 107 career minor league games, 94 starts, he has a 27-30 record and a 3.57 ERA and 402 strikeouts over 532 2.3 innings. Devon Travis followed with an RBI single as the Blue Jays opened the scoring for the second straight game.

Mortgage Brain has launched the first ever UK "Mortgage Skill" app on Amazon Echo, enabling consumers to carry out an initial mortgage search and enquiry process by asking Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant.

Does Alexa Announcements work everywhere?

Which Echo devices support the feature?

The retailer's latest announcement may help drive home that fact. To use this feature, users need to say "Alexa, announce that..."

Yep. Google began offering this same functionality for its Google Home line of smart speakers this past November.

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