How do I get Alexa to relay messages?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To get Alexa to relay messages, you can use the “Announce” feature. This feature allows you to send a message to all compatible speakers or devices in your home. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Make sure you have multiple Alexa devices set up in your home. These can include Echo speakers, Echo Dots, Echo Shows, or any other Alexa-enabled device.

2. Stand near one of your Alexa devices and say, “Alexa, announce that…” followed by your message. For example, you can say, “Alexa, announce that dinner is ready.”

3. Alexa will make a chiming noise to get everyone’s attention and then repeat your message in her own voice. The message will be played on all the compatible devices in your home simultaneously.

4. The message will be played at the same volume level as the device it is being played on. So, if you want to ensure everyone hears the message clearly, make sure the volume is set appropriately on all the devices.

5. It’s important to note that the “Announce” feature only works within your home network and cannot be used to send messages to devices outside your network.

6. If you have specific devices or groups you want to target with your message, you can use the device or group names in your command. For example, you can say, “Alexa, announce to the living room speakers that the movie is starting.”

7. You can also use the “Drop In” feature to have a two-way conversation with specific devices or groups. This is useful if you want to have a more interactive communication with someone in another room.

Remember, the “Announce” feature is a handy way to relay messages throughout your home without having to physically go to each room. It can be especially useful for calling everyone to the dinner table, notifying family members about an upcoming event, or simply making an announcement to the entire household.

In my personal experience, I have found the “Announce” feature to be incredibly convenient. It saves me time and effort, especially when I need to communicate with multiple family members spread across different rooms. Whether it’s reminding everyone about an important family meeting or letting them know that a package has arrived, Alexa’s relaying capabilities have made communication within our home much more efficient.

In conclusion, to get Alexa to relay messages, simply use the “Announce” feature by saying “Alexa, announce that…” followed by your message. Enjoy the convenience of relaying messages throughout your home with ease!