Fire TV Cube gains a one-way intercom feature called ‘Alexa Announcements’

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Hearth TV Dice house owners can now use their media streaming gadget to broadcast bulletins across the house, just like a one-way intercom. Amazon says it’s launching a function referred to as “Alexa Bulletins,” which permits clients to talk to Alexa on the Hearth TV Dice, then have their message introduced in their very own voice to all different Alexa-enabled units of their family.

For instance, you would announce that “the film is about to start out,” or say “Alexa, inform everybody that dinner is prepared,” and have the message despatched to your Echo units or different suitable Alexa-enabled units registered to your Amazon account.

To difficulty your broadcast, you preface it by saying both “Alexa, announce…,” “Alexa inform everybody…,” or “Alexa broadcast…”, Amazon notes.

Along with with the ability to ship out bulletins your self, the Hearth TV Dice beginning this month may even help bulletins which might be broadcast from choose sensible residence units — particularly, these the place the doorbell is ringing or movement is detected.

On this case, Alexa will announce issues like “movement detected on the entrance door” or “somebody is on the entrance door,” and you may reply by saying “Alexa, present me the entrance door” to see your digital camera feed displayed in your TV.

You'll be able to customise which sensible house bulletins you’d wish to see by means of the brand new Alexa Bulletins part within the Alexa app.

Alexa Bulletins was beforehand supported on Echo units together with screen-based units just like the Echo Spot and Present, however this provides Hearth TV Dice to the record of supported units. Amazon didn’t say when different Hearth TV units could also be supported, too.

However this is able to not be the primary time the Hearth TV Dice has been up to date with a function its different media gamers don’t have. In October, the Hearth TV Dice was up to date with a function that permits you to use Alexa to navigate inside apps like Netflix and Hulu, which is particularly useful for accessibility functions.

The Alexa Bulletins function is rolling out now to all Hearth TV Dice clients within the U.S.

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