Amazon wants more Alexa-powered lamps in the home

07 April, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Amazon wants more Alexa-powered lamps in the home

Amazon has announced it's adding a new feature that lets users broadcast voice messages across all Echos in a household using Alexa.

Amazon has added the ability to play music and podcasts as part of Alexa Routines, as it looks to make its smart home schedules even smarter.

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...'. The company is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Announcements which will turn a user's multiple Echo speakers into an intercom system. 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. It has chosen speakers from Junlam & Narui and one smart lamp from Adition in a bid to inspire others to use their designs to quickly produce their own take on Alexa-powered lighting devices.

As well as providing the headline product details verbally, Alexa will also send a summary of the top fixed, variable and tracker mortgage results to the consumers' Alexa app.




Amazon is bringing one of Google Home's popular features to its Echo speakers.

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.

"With this new Amazon Echo Mortgage Skill, consumers, for the first time, can carry out an initial mortgage search and enquiry process by asking Alexa".

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