Amazon Echo Speakers Now Work as Intercoms

Inc. Echo device on display during the companys product reveal launch event in downtown Seattle Sept. 27 2017

Inc. Echo device on display during the companys product reveal launch event in downtown Seattle Sept. 27 2017

No matter which Echo you have or where it is in your home, Alexa Announcements will be available.

It is a bit similar to the Drop In feature that lets a user connect instantly to another Echo device and communicate with whomever is within earshot of that particular Amazon Echo device. Do you think you'll use Alexa Announcements with your compatible Echo devices?

There are also sound effects that can trigger and accompany your announcements.

Which is the Alexa Skill you find most useful? Unlike Groups, which just controls multiple bulbs, plugs and other devices in one go, Routines offers much finer control. You're in luck because now Amazon's Fire 7 and HD 8 tablets can now double as Alexa speakers. Compatible Echo devices include just about everything, though the Echo Tap is now not supported.

Which Echo devices support the feature?

The retailer's latest announcement may help drive home that fact.

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

Rolling out to Echo devices in the US and Canada today, the new feature lets you broadcast a message to multiple Echo speakers at once.

Amazon has started rolling out the "Announcements" feature today in the US and Canada, and will likely introduce it worldwide later in the year. You should see a list of icons, including News, Smart Home, Weather and the new Music option.

Along with Amazon Key's additional basic features having moved across nationwide, in-home delivery is probably to follow in the near future.

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