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If you've never set up a Routine for your Echo speaker, it's easy. Just speak to any one of your Echo devices and say: "Alexa, announce that..." and read out your message.

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.

The Amazon Key app will let you remotely lock and unlock your door, and you can also use it to view your door by watching your Cloud Cam's security feed. So, you could say, "Alexa, announce dinner is ready" and every Echo device in the household will playback "Dinner is ready" using your recorded voice.

Where are Alexa Announcements available?

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Which Echo devices support the feature?

The usual Alexa skills like playing music, answering queries, controlling smart home devices, and ordering an Uber all apply. As with other Alexa features, we can expect to see Amazon gradually roll Announcements out more widely in the coming weeks and months. Compatible Echo devices include just about everything, though the Echo Tap is now not supported.

Can Google Home do announcements?

The "Announcements" feature can also be activated by saying things like "Alexa, tell everyone..." or "Alexa, broadcast..."

Check out Amazon's help page for the feature.

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