Alexa’s Announcement broadcast feature comes to Sonos speakers and more

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Alexa’s Announcement feature, which helps you to broadcast voice messages to different Echo gadgets, has been obtainable since April, however Amazon is opening up the feature to different gadgets. The Announcement feature is now obtainable for Alexa-enabled Sonos speakers just like the One and the Beam, in addition to different gadgets just like the Ecobee4 good thermostat and Change+ good gentle change.

The feature is especially useful when utilizing it as a one-way house intercom. As an example, if you happen to’re a mum or dad, you’ll be able to say, “Alexa, announce that dinner is prepared,” and it’ll broadcast the message to each Alexa-enabled system within the family. You too can set off the broadcast feature via the instructions, “Alexa, inform everybody…” and “Alexa, broadcast…”

Google House has an an identical feature, which helps you to broadcast messages all through all Google Assistant-enabled gadgets in your house. It’s been obtainable to all Assistant-enabled speakers since final November, so Amazon is enjoying catch-up right here by rolling out its Announcement feature to third events. However hey, now your thermometer can inform your youngsters that it’s time for them to do their homework. That’s one more authority determine your youngsters can respect.

Picture: Ecobee

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/10/17674856/amazon-alexa-announcement-broadcast-feature-sonos

 

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