You can already call another Echo device using a feature called Drop In; the Announcements capability announced today is just for one-way blasts.
Say "Alexa, announce that it's time to get up", for instance, and "It's time to get up" will be broadcast to all the other Echo devices in the household. It's possible to disable this feature through Alexa's settings menu, as well as to control whether the functionality works while the device is password locked.
Users can just say "Alexa, broadcast" and then a message.
SpaceX launches 14th Space Station resupply mission After the spacecraft has been captured, NASA TV will resume live coverage of its installation in the Harmony module at 8:30 a.m. Expedition 55/56 crewmembers will therefore have about a month to unload and repack the Dragon before its scheduled departure.
Amazon (amzn) has been steadily releasing new Alexa features meant to be used across multiple Echo devices.
The downsides (outside of the power constraint) are that since the tablets do not have the far field microphone arrays that proper Echo devices have.
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. That way, if you live in a large home, you won't need to raise your voice, or traipse from room to room, to tell everyone in the family that dinner's ready.
World stocks under pressure from trade war fears
All three major European markets were shut on Friday and Monday, as investors enjoyed a four-day holiday weekend. China's position as an assembly hub for electronic devices makes it the biggest consumer of semiconductors.
Violence erupts in Kashmir after security forces kill militants
These reports suggested that tourists were injured in stone-pelting in Awantipora, and the Dalgate area in the city of Srinagar . Rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989 , demanding Kashmir be made part of Pakistan or become an independent country.
21st Century Fox could sell Sky News to Disney
Fox, which now owns just 39 per cent of Sky , expressed confidence either option would address the CMA's outstanding concerns. Analysts Liberum Capital said the Fox remedies "should be adequate" to overcome the regulator's media plurality concerns .