Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Tell the family "dinner's ready" with Alexa Announcements

Tell the family

Amazon says the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Echo Look are the supported devices at launch. You can now buy an Amazon Key Home Kit, which includes a smart lock and an Amazon Cloud Cam security camera.

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

Alexa will ask a few questions and then search through over 10,000 mortgages and provide details of products that match their requirements. 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.

Amazon Key also integrates with Alexa, meaning you can use your voice to lock and unlock your door using your Echo or other Alexa-enabled device.

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Tell the family "dinner's ready" with Alexa Announcements

To be able to use this, you need to assign all the Echo speakers to one household profile. You should see a list of icons, including News, Smart Home, Weather and the new Music option.

Amazon started rolling out this feature today for customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Amazon said the new hands-free model will be available to Fire HD 7 and 8 users when their device is either plugged into a power source or the screen is lit up and in use. From there, users can broadcast any message they want through an army of Echo speakers, but, as mentioned earlier, only those in the U.S. or Canada will enjoy this functionality for now. In other words, it turns your Echos into intercoms. Amazon Key works with Same-Day, Two-Day, and Standard Shipping.

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