Amazon’s latest Alexa update provides users with a public announcement tool

Amazon has been aggressively packing in more verbal syntaxes for Alexa, its AI-powered voice assistant, to adopt. Brief Mode cuts out Alexa’s follow-up conversation after a command while Follow-Up Mode cuts the need to keep calling out Alexa’s name to ask multiple queries.

But the latest ability, as reported by TechCrunch, will allow users to broadcast a message to multiple Echo devices in a household. Users just need to say “Alexa, tell everyone…” or “Alexa, broadcast…” along with the message and it will get sent out in a one-way pulse through the other devices’ speakers.

Amazon has everything to gain by encouraging more Echo devices (Echo Dots seem worth the investment in this case) in the house.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.