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The feature turns your gaggle of Echo devices spread throughout your home into an intercom - albeit a one-way system. Google Assistant also previously introduced a feature like this so it makes the multi-room speakers all the more useful especially if you're part of a big household.

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.

The Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are two of the hottest consumer products in the United States, but they have been having troubles getting new applications, known as "skills". For instance, you can tell Alexa to "announce that lunch is ready" and Alexa will repeat that in all the Echo speakers that you have set up in your house. If so, Amazon's latest feature for Alexa is for you.

All Alexa owners need to do is enable a free skill to add the information to their daily briefings.

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In order to use the feature, just say something like "Alexa, announce that it's lunch time", and every Echo in the house will repeat the message.

Add as many actions as you want and then hit "Create" to confirm the new Routine. Unfortunately that is also the case with Announcements, so you can't broadcast an announcement through your Sonos One or any other Alexa device not made by Amazon. The feature will work with any compatible Echo device, including the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Echo Look.

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