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Amazon extends hands-free Alexa to Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets Amazon has two new AWS products, brings hands-free Alexa to more tablets
Allan Lindsey | 07 April, 2018, 00:47

It was not immediately clear at press time whether the announcements would also come out of Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Fire tablets, but it's likely that only smart speakers will work with the feature.

Amazon wants to make your life easy if you have Alexa-powered speakers and hate walking up to every room to call everyone for dinner. If so, Amazon's latest feature for Alexa is for you.

Do you have more than one Echo device around your house that you could use for announcements?

AWS also announces a new low-priced storage offering called Simple Storage Service (S3) One Zone Infrequent Access. So, for instance, you can say, "Alexa, broadcast 'the movie is starting.'" Everyone in your home within earshot of an Echo device will hear a chime followed by you saying, "the movie movie is starting". Compatible Echo devices include just about everything, though the Echo Tap is now not supported.

The new feature turns any Echo device into an intercom which broadcasts messages to all the other Echos in the home.

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Regulators have wide discretion to withhold licenses or take other action to disrupt logistics and other service businesses. As for the scuffle with China , Kotok said he's hopeful that much of this is bluster from the Trump administration .

The implementation is pretty straightforward and uses an RSS feed from the police into the Alexa skill.

Which Echo devices support the feature?

You should see a list of icons, including News, Smart Home, Weather and the new Music option.

Can Google Home do announcements?

To get started with Alexa Announcements users simply need to trigger the function, which can be done using various commands, including 'Alexa, tell everyone...', 'Alexa, announce that...', or 'Alexa, broadcast...'.

Check out Amazon's help page for the feature.

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