The Ecobee4 thermostat and Ecobee Switch Plus now support Alexa Announcements

CNET | 8/9/2018 | Megan Wollerton
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The Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat has a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker.

Ecobee today announced that its Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat and Ecobee Switch Plus light switch now work with Alexa Announcements.

Announcements - Feature - Amazon - Message - Alexa

Announcements is a new feature from Amazon that lets you send a message to every Alexa device in your home with a single voice command. Start with "Alexa, broadcast," "Alexa, tell everyone," or "Alexa, announce that" to start your custom announcement.

You could say, "Alexa, tell everyone that it's bedtime" or "Alexa, announce that dinner's ready" -- really anything you'd say over an intercom.

Problem - Feature - Amazon - Speakers - Devices

Problem is, this feature has been limited to Amazon smart speakers, but now it is expanding to additional devices, starting with Ecobee.

The Ecobee4 is a $249 smart thermostat with a built-in Alexa speaker. It...
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