Amazon Echo Speakers Become A Home Intercom

Amazon has added a new feature called Alexa Announcements to its Echo smart speaker line of products.

The feature acts like a one-way intercom that can be used with all Echo devices in a household.

An Echo owner could say “Alexa, announce,” and then everything said after would play in the other Echo devices. The user also could say “Alexa, broadcast,” followed by the message.

Google added a similar feature to its Assistant late last year, so that anyone with a Google Home or Assistant on an Android phone could say “OK Google, broadcast,” followed by the message.

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

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