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How to Use Alexa Announcements on ecobee Switch+

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What Alexa Announcements are.
  • How to use Alexa Announcements.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have at least 2 Alexa-enabled devices connected to your Amazon Alexa home account.
Amazon Alexa

1 Announcements

Amazon Alexa creates a network of all your Alexa-enabled devices that are connected to the same account. For example, your smartphone, any smart speakers or screens, and any smart TVs with Alexa built-in are all considered to be a part of the same network when they are all connected to the same account.

Using this network connection, you can broadcast an announcement to all your devices. This can be used like an intercom to speak to everyone in your home, or even to family members with Alexa installed on their smartphones when they're out of the house.

Make An Announcement

To make an announcement, say:

  • "Alexa, tell everyone..."
  • "Alexa, announce..."
  • "Alexa, broadcast..."
  • "Alexa, make an announcement."
    • Alexa will ask what the announcement is, then record what you say next.

Announcements must be ten seconds or less.

Receiving An Announcement

By default, your other Alexa devices will automatically receive the announcements. A short chime will sound, then the announcement will play.

If you miss the announcement, say:

  • "Alexa, repeat."
  • "Alexa, what was that?"

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What Alexa Announcements are.
  • How to use Alexa Announcements.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have at least 2 Alexa-enabled devices connected to your Amazon Alexa home account.
Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa creates a network of all your Alexa-enabled devices that are connected to the same account. For example, your smartphone, any smart speakers or screens, and any smart TVs with Alexa built-in are all considered to be a part of the same network when they are all connected to the same account.

Using this network connection, you can broadcast an announcement to all your devices. This can be used like an intercom to speak to everyone in your home, or even to family members with Alexa installed on their smartphones when they're out of the house.

Make An Announcement

To make an announcement, say:

  • "Alexa, tell everyone..."
  • "Alexa, announce..."
  • "Alexa, broadcast..."
  • "Alexa, make an announcement."
    • Alexa will ask what the announcement is, then record what you say next.

Announcements must be ten seconds or less.

Receiving An Announcement

By default, your other Alexa devices will automatically receive the announcements. A short chime will sound, then the announcement will play.

If you miss the announcement, say:

  • "Alexa, repeat."
  • "Alexa, what was that?"