Just say "Alexa, announce that it's dinnertime!"
Alexa will broadcast your message over all the Echo devices in your home. With Alexa announcements, you'll never have to go room to room shouting out that it's time for dinner again! And there's no set-up required to use this extremely handy feature :)
Pro Tip: When I announced "dinner's ready" yesterday evening, Alexa even added what sounded like a chow bell sound at the beginning of the message. I was curious about the bell sound, so I tried a different announcement and was delighted to discover that Alexa just added the chow bell to the dinnertime announcement -- she really is getting smarter!
Don't have an Echo in your kitchen? Make the announcement from your Alexa app!
Just follow the simple steps below to broadcast your message across your home's Echo speakers via the Alexa app on your phone:
Pro Tip: Give your family / partner / housemates a nice surprise tonight. When you're on the way home from work, try announcing “I’ll be home soon!” from the Alexa app on your phone. They'll love it!
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap "Communicate" on the bottom navigation bar
- Tap "Announce"
- Tap the microphone icon and record your message. Tap the stop icon when finished
- Tap the arrow button to broadcast it