Hands-free Alexa coming to Amazon Fire tablets

07 April, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Lynette Payne
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Starting today, Amazon is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Announcements which will let users broadcast messages on all the Alexa enabled Echo devices.

Amazon just brought one of Google Home's more useful features to the Echo. However, like the Echo Show and Echo Spot, you'll also be able to view visual content with Alexa's responses. Amazon has added numerous features to the speakers over the years, with the most recent being "Announcements".

While this isn't a something very meaningful considering the way in which Alexa works, it would make the user-Alexa interactions less verbal and straightforward. For example if you want to wake up everyone, say "it's time to wake up" or "rise and shine" and you'll hear a rooster crow.

Amazon believes that "millions of customers" use multiple Echo speakers in their homes.

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The Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are two of the hottest consumer products in the United States, but they have been having troubles getting new applications, known as "skills".

Consumers can use the new function by saying "Alexa... open UKMortgages". Well, Alexa Routines offer one-word control over devices in your smart home.

Customers can simply say to their Echo device, "Alexa, announce that dinner is ready", and "Dinner is ready" will then be announced in your voice to all other compatible Echo devices in your household.

Amazon said to use Alexa hands-free functionality on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets across the room, users will need to plugin their tablet to a power source.



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