Amazon adds music, podcasts and radio to Alexa Routines

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"Dinner's ready!" is about as common an exclamation as you'll hear in the average family household.

Amazon's new feature complements the capability for Echo users to call landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the USA from the device, and the "groups" feature which allows users to play music through two or more Echo devices in their homes at the same time. From there, users can broadcast any message they want through an army of Echo speakers, but, as mentioned earlier, only those in the U.S. or Canada will enjoy this functionality for now.

For instance, if a user wants to call all family members to the table, users can say, "Alexa, announce that dinner is ready", and all the Echo speakers in the house will together announce that the supper's ready. It has chosen speakers from Junlam & Narui and one smart lamp from Adition in a bid to inspire others to use their designs to quickly produce their own take on Alexa-powered lighting devices. Announcements allow you to easily make proclamations across almost any Echo device in your home.

The intercom skill is now rolling out for Alexa-enabled speakers in the USA and Canada.

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Amazon (amzn) has been steadily releasing new Alexa features meant to be used across multiple Echo devices. Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

There are also sound effects that can trigger and accompany your announcements. The company recently added a new skill that enables users to create their Amazon Music Playlist using voice commands.

Amazon said to use Alexa hands-free functionality on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets across the room, users will need to plugin their tablet to a power source.

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