Amazon Echo Speakers Become A Home Intercom

Mortgage Brain launches first mortgage app on Amazon Echo

Amazon is bringing one of Google Home's popular features to its Echo speakers. Well, that's about to change.

If you want to exclude a specific device within your household, say, in the bedroom where your husband is sleeping, Amazon said you can use the Do Not Disturb setting. Since Amazon is now offering some Amazon Key features across the United States, it's probably only a matter of time before the company expands in-home deliveries to more cities as well.

As is sometimes the case with new Alexa features, Amazon doesn't make them available to third-party Alexa devices.

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Earlier, there were reports about a new "Brief Mode" will be released for the AI assistant Alexa.

As well as providing the headline product details verbally, Alexa will also send a summary of the top fixed, variable and tracker mortgage results to the consumers' Alexa app. Just speak to any one of your Echo devices and say: "Alexa, announce that..." and read out your message.

With Amazon's track record of encouraging companies to come onboard the Alexa bandwagon, this will likely lead to more smart lamps being released that can do a lot more than just turn on and off. Users can also add a new song using the voice commands, or create a new playlist with a song as the first track. This is unnecessary and useless, since the problem derives from a software glitch from the recent firmware update. The feature will work with any compatible Echo device, including the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Echo Look.

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