Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Amazon Key Available Nationwide With Support For More Smart Locks

Amazon Key Available Nationwide With Support For More Smart Locks

Amazon now has the Eufy Genie Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa available for just $19.99. Alternatively, you can use commands to prompt Alexa to make announcements in her own voice, TechCrunch reports. It's a small smart speaker from Eufy, that does have Alexa built in.

Amazon started rolling out this feature today for customers in the U.S. and Canada.

The intercom functionality has always been requested by users, and should definitely help sell more Echo devices to users.

"Now there's an easier way to quickly get your family on the same page", the product description reads.

Amazon has announced it's adding a new feature that lets users broadcast voice messages across all Echos in a household using Alexa.

It is a sweet feature for households that have not yet bought a second Echo speaker. Unfortunately that is also the case with Announcements, so you can't broadcast an announcement through your Sonos One or any other Alexa device not made by Amazon. Alexa can be used to lock the door, ask for lock status and view the live feed from Cloud Cam on compatible devices like Fire TV, Echo Spot, and Echo Show.

The usual Alexa skills like playing music, answering queries, controlling smart home devices, and ordering an Uber all apply. Third-party Alexa devices aren't included.

Those with an Amazon Echo will soon be able to use the device to broadcast messages around the home - flawless for dinner announcements, or getting someone's attention. In other words, it turns your Echos into intercoms. Amazon Key works with Same-Day, Two-Day, and Standard Shipping. One, it can send a video recording of the message to the app or Echo device of the recipient.

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