Amazon is bringing one of Google Home’s popular features to its Echo speakers. The company is introducing a new feature, dubbed Alexa Announcements, that enables users to communicate between multiple Echo speakers within their house. A similar featured launched for the Google Home late last year.
Using the Echo’s new Alexa Announcements feature, you can effectively announce things across all your Echo devices in your house. For instance, you can tell Alexa to “announce that lunch is ready” and Alexa will repeat that in all the Echo speakers that you have set up in your house. You can also have your voice broadcasted to all your Echo speakers in your house, instead of having Alexa announce things on your behalf. For example, you can say “Alexa, broadcast..” and it will start streaming your voice across all speakers in your house.
Amazon is releasing the new Announcements features to Echo users in the United States and Canda today, support for more regions will likely follow.