Remember the PA system that blasted messages to every room in your elementary school? Yeah, Alexa is that now.
You can now use Amazon’s voice assistant to broadcast messages to all the Echo devices in your house, and whatever unsuspecting souls happen to be near them.
Amazon announced the new feature earlier this month, but it’s finally fully rolled out, according to the company’s newsletter.
It’s pretty straightforward. Just tell your echo to “Announce” or “Broadcast,” followed by your important words.
Unlike the Echo’s person-to-person calling, the audio isn’t live. Echo devices throughout your household will play a short chime, followed by a recording of your announcement (in your voice). Read more…