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Alexa's latest skill lets you bark out commands to the family

07 April, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Alexa's latest skill lets you bark out commands to the family

Amazon is now giving out Echo devices, shopping credit, and other rewards to Android gamers as part of a month-long Challenges initiative, the e-commerce giant said Friday.

Those with more than one Echo can say "Alexa, announce..." in order to send an audio message transmitted to every Echo device on the same network.

"With this new Amazon Echo Mortgage Skill, consumers, for the first time, can carry out an initial mortgage search and enquiry process by asking Alexa".

A new Alexa feature called Announcements lets you make one-way voice broadcasts to all the other Echo devices in your household.

Does Alexa Announcements work everywhere? So, as with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, you can have it pull up a feed from one of your smart home security cameras.

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The new Routines are rolling out slowly, so it may take you a few days to see the option within your Alexa app. The retailer's latest announcement may help drive home that fact.

Alexa Announcements began rolling out in the U.S. and Canada this Thursday, so if you can't get the feature to work quite yet, just be patient.

It's not just upgrades to its smart speaker line up being worked on at Amazon HQ - the retail powerhouse just released a reference guide that includes "smart" lamps. Amazon has added numerous features to the speakers over the years, with the most recent being "Announcements". You can also use the "Alexa, tell everyone" and "Alexa, broadcast" commands and it will be echoed (hehe) to all the rooms where your smart speakers are located.

Amazon also added a new feature to Amazon Key: entry and exit clips for guests, friends, and family.

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