Amazon Debuts Alexa Intercom Function, But Only In North America

Amazon Debuts Alexa Intercom Function, But Only In North America

Amazon just brought one of Google Home's more useful features to the Echo. Do you think you'll use Alexa Announcements with your compatible Echo devices? For example, you can say "Alexa, tell everyone..." or "Alexa, broadcast..." and then speak to have your voice broadcast to other connected speakers. The feature makes it easy to communicate to everyone in your home where an Echo speaker is present.

While a Group might offer you the ability to say "Alexa, turn downstairs lights off" to kill all the lamps and fittings, a Routine enables fine control.

Amazon Key's smart entry features is now available to all customers across the United States, including keyless entry, remote lock and unlock, and guest access. The new mode reportedly replaces few of Alexa's spoken responses with simple beeps.

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Aside from the usual audio tricks - answering questions, playing music requests, and so on - Alexa on Fire tablets will also visual content with some of its responses.

Amazon's Alexa intelligent assistant can now summon a household for dinner thanks to a new feature called "Announcements", Fortune is reporting.

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.

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The Amazon Key app will let you remotely lock and unlock your door, and you can also use it to view your door by watching your Cloud Cam's security feed.

Unfortunately, Brits won't be able to bark out those commands just yet.

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