Amazon Puts Alexa to Work as an Intercom

07 April, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • Inc. Echo device on display during the companys product reveal launch event in downtown Seattle Sept. 27 2017

Amazon is bringing one of Google Home's popular features to its Echo speakers.

Alexa works alongside traditional policing methods to inform the public about the important issues in their neighbourhoods. Once installed, you will have access to the vast array of Alexa skills whenever your tablet's display is on.

Alexa Routines are a useful way to trigger a bunch of different actions with a single voice command on your Amazon Echo. There are times when you don't need a verbal confirmation that Alexa has accomplished something. Unlike Groups, which just controls multiple bulbs, plugs and other devices in one go, Routines offers much finer control.

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Where are Alexa Announcements available?

However, any Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or Echo Spot should be ready to deliver your messages in the very near future. Third-party Alexa devices aren't included.

The intercom skill is now rolling out for Alexa-enabled speakers in the USA and Canada. The retailer's latest announcement may help drive home that fact.

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According to the company, the feature "enables users to make one-way announcements to all of the Echo devices in their house", acting as a one-way intercom. For example, you can say "Alexa, tell everyone..." or "Alexa, broadcast..." and then speak to have your voice broadcast to other connected speakers.

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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