Amazon Echo speakers finally get an intercom feature

Amazon Echo speakers finally get an intercom feature

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. This means that if you're just looking for a way to make your home smarter, these bundles could be worth taking a look at which you can find on Amazon's website. That is, you can speak into one Echo device and have the message broadcast to all the other ones on the same network.

As well as providing the headline product details verbally, Alexa will also send a summary of the top fixed, variable and tracker mortgage results to the consumers' Alexa app.

Amazon said to use Alexa hands-free functionality on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets across the room, users will need to plugin their tablet to a power source. To learn more about Do Not Disturb, go here.

While a Group might offer you the ability to say "Alexa, turn downstairs lights off" to kill all the lamps and fittings, a Routine enables fine control.

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Where are Alexa Announcements available?

However, the message will still only be transmitted to the smart speakers, not including the Alexa apps on mobile devices. The retailer's latest announcement may help drive home that fact.

Amazon is releasing the new Announcements features to Echo users in the United States and Canda today, support for more regions will likely follow.

Amazon started to push out a new firmware update with the version number 5.6.1.0 in the past few days.

For instance, if a user wants to call all family members to the table, users can say, "Alexa, announce that dinner is ready", and all the Echo speakers in the house will together announce that the supper's ready.

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