Amazon Alexa now lets you make announcements on your Echo devices

Inc. Echo device on display during the companys product reveal launch event in downtown Seattle Sept. 27 2017

You should see a list of icons, including News, Smart Home, Weather and the new Music option. In other words, it turns your Echos into intercoms.

As of right now, only US and Canadian customers will have access to the Echo intercom. This means that if you're just looking for a way to make your home smarter, these bundles could be worth taking a look at which you can find on Amazon's website. Amazon is running a special deal on this kit fora limited time. The in-home delivery aspect of the service may have eclipsed the fact that, underneath it all, Amazon Key is really just a smart lock and smart security camera combo.

A recent report from NPR and Edison Research claims 16 percent of USA adults have a smart speaker in their house.

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The online retail giant said Thursday that customers using its new Alexa Announcements feature will be able to broadcast messages from one Echo speaker to others they may own. You can also say "Alexa, broadcast", and again, tack on your voice message at the end. Amazon key is expanding to work with five additional smart locks today, Kwikset is adding three new models today, and Yale is adding two.

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Amazon did clarify that, as of right now, Alexa Announcements will only be rolling out to USA and Canadian customers. 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.

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