Amazon Echo Devices Can Now be Used as an Intercom System

Apr 07, 2018, 00:38
Amazon Echo Devices Can Now be Used as an Intercom System

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.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that third-party Alexa-enabled devices will enjoy the same functionality, which is common for some of the Echo's best features. If you only have one Echo speaker, you can also use the Alexa app on an Android smartphone to make announcements, provided it's tied to the same account as your speaker. All other Echo devices in a home will then repeat what was said.

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Amazon just brought one of Google Home's more useful features to the Echo. The new mode reportedly replaces few of Alexa's spoken responses with simple beeps. After a minute or two, it should be ready to go, and you'll just have to remind yourself to have a friendly chat with Alexa as you're enjoying your morning coffee.

You can now add music from your preferred streaming service, as well as podcasts and radio stations via the TuneIn skill.

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The Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are two of the hottest consumer products in the U.S., but they have been having troubles getting new applications, known as "skills". Since Amazon is now offering some Amazon Key features across the U.S., it's probably only a matter of time before the company expands in-home deliveries to more cities as well.

The newest feature is now available across all Echo devices in the United States and Canada.

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You can also say "Alexa, tell everyone..." or "Alexa, broadcast..." to access the new feature.

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