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Dinner table set for a family

When dinner is ready...

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: 

  1. Open the Alexa app
  2. Tap "Communicate" on the bottom navigation bar
  3. Tap "Announce"
  4. Tap the microphone icon and record your message. Tap the stop icon when finished
  5. Tap the arrow button to broadcast it
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!

Check out this fantastic flash briefing that demos Alexa skills

If you're reading this email, it's because you want to get more out of Alexa. I recently learned about a fantastic flash briefing, The Daily 5 Minute Skill Demo Show, which provides a 2-5 minute demo of a different Alexa skill every day. The content is awesome and very much aligned with VoiceBrew's mission. Plus, if you're like me, you'll love the host's British accent :)

Tap/click here to enable it then say "Alexa, play my flash briefing!"

Pro Tip: You can also listen to it as a podcast. To listen, tap/click here or search "Dot to Dot" in your podcast app of choice.
If you have questions or ideas, I'd love to hear from you. Reply to this email or get in touch at kp@voicebrew.com. Thanks for being a subscriber to VoiceBrew!
Katherine Prescott
Founder, VoiceBrew
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