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The feature is only launching in the U.S. and Canada right now.

"Dinner's ready!" is about as common an exclamation as you'll hear in the average family household. The WeMo Mini Smart Plug lets you control whatever device is connected to it - such as your lights - with Alexa voice commands. Now, families with Echo devices in their home can do just that, thanks to a new "Alexa Announcements" feature that's rolling out.

While this isn't a something very meaningful considering the way in which Alexa works, it would make the user-Alexa interactions less verbal and straightforward. The feature makes it easy to communicate to everyone in your home where an Echo speaker is present.

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The new Routines are rolling out slowly, so it may take you a few days to see the option within your Alexa app. However, any Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, or Echo Spot should be ready to deliver your messages in the very near future. From there, users can broadcast any message they want through an army of Echo speakers, but, as mentioned earlier, only those in the USA or Canada will enjoy this functionality for now.

Amazon has announced that Key features are now available across the United States, but the in-home delivery is still only available in 37 select cities and surrounding areas.

It's not just upgrades to its smart speaker line up being worked on at Amazon HQ - the retail powerhouse just released a reference guide that includes "smart" lamps. To use this feature, users need to say "Alexa, announce that..."

Check out Amazon's help page for the feature.

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