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

CNET | 4/5/2018 | Ry Crist
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"Dinner's ready!" is about as common an exclamation as you'll hear in the average family household. Now, families that use Alexa devices won't need to shout, because a new "Announcements" feature will let you ask Alexa to spread the word to every Echo device under your roof.

Alexa's newest feature lets you make an announcement to every Echo device under your roof.

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The pitch is simple -- just start a command with "Alexa, announce that," "Alexa, tell everyone" or "Alexa, broadcast," then tack on your message. Say "Alexa, tell everyone dinner's ready," and everyone in your home within earshot of an Echo device will hear you say "dinner's ready."

Of course, that's all entirely dependent on having multiple Echo devices in the first place. To that end, the feature marks Amazon's latest effort to tempt users into installing Alexa into every room of the house.

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If Alexa's Announcements feature sounds at all familiar, it's because Google debuted the same functionality for the Google Home line of smart speakers this past November. Chalk it up...
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