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Amazon Launches Alexa Intercom Feature for Echo Devices in Canada, USA

Amazon Launches Alexa Intercom Feature for Echo Devices in Canada, USA

Don't feel like buying an Amazon Echo?

Once you've received and installed the latest Kindle Fire software update for the 7 or HD 8, enabling the new feature is rather simple.

Announcements can also be made from the Alexa app, as you can see below.

Amazon has introduced a new Alexa Announcements feature that lets you use your Echo device like an intercom.

The hands-free update is being rolled out to 2017 versions of the tablets via a software update, and will bring the company's tablet range closer in line with its Echo smart speakers, the flagship Alexa products.

Amazon Key debuted late a year ago in select markets as a suite of features centered around in-home delivery for Prime members, and now all of its functionalities except for in-home delivery itself are available nationwide, the company said Thursday. The HD 10 is fully capable of using Alexa while it is asleep. But being able to say "Alexa", is a familiar experience for users who expect to be able to talk to a device's virtual assistant hands-free, as they can with Siri or Google Assistant on other devices.

Which is the Alexa Skill you find most useful?

While a Group might offer you the ability to say "Alexa, turn downstairs lights off" to kill all the lamps and fittings, a Routine enables fine control.

If you own the Amazon Fire HD 10tablet, you know how much easier accessing your virtual assistant is with hands-free Alexa.

Which Echo devices support the feature?


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