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Starting today, Amazon is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Announcements which will let users broadcast messages on all the Alexa enabled Echo devices.

Debuting in the United States and Canada only, the new feature is dubbed Alexa Announcements and allows users to broadcast messages to all the Amazon Echo devices located around their home.

Rolling out to Echo devices in the US and Canada today, the new feature lets you broadcast a message to multiple Echo speakers at once. You definitely shouldn't expect a tablet's speakers to outperform the regular Echo, but a hands-free Alexa could be convenient when you're traveling. If so, Amazon's latest feature for Alexa is for you. That way, if you live in a large home, you won't need to raise your voice, or traipse from room to room, to tell everyone in the family that dinner's ready.

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

There are also sound effects that can trigger and accompany your announcements.

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This is the second new feature that Amazon has brought to Canada this week alongside the integration of Alexa in the Amazon Music app.

Mortgage Brain says Amazon's Alexa boxes can now ask consumers a few questions and then search through more than 10,000 loans to find suitable products.

Unfortunately, Brits won't be able to bark out those commands just yet.

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.

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