Amazon key features are now available all over the nation

Amazon key features are now available all over the nation

You should see a list of icons, including News, Smart Home, Weather and the new Music option. The feature turns your gaggle of Echo devices spread throughout your home into an intercom - albeit a one-way system.

How do Alexa Announcements work?

So, for example, if you're preparing dinner for the whole family, an announcement could summon everyone to the dining room.

As is sometimes the case with new Alexa features, Amazon doesn't make them available to third-party Alexa devices.

Users simply say the trigger words "Alexa, Open UKMortgages" and can then search for a mortgage and find their local mortgage adviser.

With smart lamps not yet the staple of the home Alexa and Google Home devices have become, Amazon hopes to encourage more 3 party companies to create voice-controlled lamps through a newly released design reference.

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There is no evidence that the addition of a citizenship question will result in massive under-reporting of immigrants. Between 2000 and 2014, Seattle's immigrant population grew 20% compared to 14% for the overall population.

Consumers can use the new function by saying "Alexa... open UKMortgages".

Amazon did clarify that, as of right now, Alexa Announcements will only be rolling out to US and Canadian customers.

Amazon keeps adding new skills to its virtual assistant Alexa to make the user experience more seamless.

Alexa announcements are rolling out to USA and Canada starting today and will support all the Echo devices Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, and Echo Look. From there, users can broadcast any message they want through an army of Echo speakers, but, as mentioned earlier, only those in the USA or Canada will enjoy this functionality for now.

Unfortunately, Brits won't be able to bark out those commands just yet.

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