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In addition to the national expansion, Amazon has added some new features and compatible smart locks.

So, for example, if you're preparing dinner for the whole family, an announcement could summon everyone to the dining room. The WeMo Mini Smart Plug lets you control whatever device is connected to it - such as your lights - with Alexa voice commands.

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Those with more than one Echo can say "Alexa, announce..." in order to send an audio message transmitted to every Echo device on the same network.

Amazon is bringing one of Google Home's popular features to its Echo speakers.

The implementation is pretty straightforward and uses an RSS feed from the police into the Alexa skill. However, any Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or Echo Spot should be ready to deliver your messages in the very near future.

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It's still not clear whether the new feature will make way to other Alexa-enabled devices such as Fire tablets, but it's pretty evident that only smart speakers will have this feature. Compatible Echo devices include just about everything, though the Echo Tap is now not supported.

Reaching level 21 and registering a Clover Statue in Family Farm Seaside will net you $5 in Amazon credit over the next nine days, though that particular offer only applies to new players, i.e. those who haven't already fulfilled those two requirements. Using this new Alexa Announcements feature, you can use those speakers together as a one-way Echo intercom using only your voice without any extra set up necessary.

Check out Amazon's help page for the feature.

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