How to use Amazon's Alexa devices as a home-wide intercom

This drop in feature lets you turn all your Alexa-powered speakers into intercom systems

This drop in feature lets you turn all your Alexa-powered speakers into intercom systems

The feature is now available in the USA and it also allows users to set reminders that will be played across all their Alexa devices.

Using the Alexa app, simply choose All devices when creating a reminder, or enable the feature for all reminders by going to Settings Reminders and checking the Announce on all devices box.

Activating the new feature is as simple as commanding "Alexa, drop in on all of my devices". More details can be found from Amazon.

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Up until now, you've only been able to do that between two devices.

If you're not familiar with the Echo device, the smart camera operated together with a mobile phone and some computer algorithms in order to provide you with an assessment of how good your outfits looked.

If you own and use multiple Alexa devices, Amazon has introduced some new features that might make all of them useful at once.

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The second feature to get a much-wanted update is reminders. Previously, you had to state which device you specifically wanted to Drop In on. More specifically, you can now set a global reminder spanning all of your Alexa-ready gadgets. To enable the feature for all reminders, go to Settings in the Alexa app, then Reminders and opt into "Announce on all devices".

According to Amazon, you can use any supported Amazon Echo device, such as an Echo, Echo Show, or Echo Plus, to simultaneously communicate with others through all the Echo devices in your house.

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