‘Alexa Announcements’ feature comes to Canadian Amazon Echos

The Echo is now an intercom

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Amazon Echos in Canada just got a little more useful.

Amazon has started rolling out a feature called ‘Alexa Announcements’ that lets users send one-way voice announcements into one Echo device that will be repeated across all the Echo’s in a house, similar to an intercom system.

Using the feature, Alexa owners can say phrases like “Alexa, announce,” “Alexa, tell everyone” and “Alexa, broadcast” to make announcements, and whatever the user says will be broadcast in their own voice to multiple rooms.

This is the second new feature that Amazon has brought to Canada this week alongside the integration of Alexa in the Amazon Music app. Which allowed users to use the Alexa voice assistant inside of the Amazon Music app.