Amazon will release officially the Show in a few days, but meanwhile, the company is introducing a intercom feature that is long-awaited for existing Echo devices. The addition uses Drop-In, a feature of teleconferencing introduced on the Show that allows close friends and family members to call into one another’s device with a bit of warning.
This feature on being tested in the device was found to be really intrusive in comparison to standard calling, but the implementation really makes sense. The new update includes Drop-In to the Echo and Echo Dot, allowing the users to communicate between devices in a network. So, now you can say or ask the kids to join for the dinner through the kitchen Echo.
This feature works across three devices. To truly take advantage of the intercom, users may name their individual Echoes and enable the Drop-In feature through the Alexa app. Once it is set up, the feature can be fired by saying “Alexa, call the kitchen” or “Alexa, drop in on the kitchen.”
The system works ideally in household groups created during the process of setup process, rather than in-home Wi-Fi. That means the app can be helpful to check in on loved ones from afar, for people having elderly relatives or kids or, one imagines, for several other nefarious reasons. According to Amazon, the ability of the intercom ability was the requested features to make a popular home assistant.
It is sure to raise the ire of people behind this intercom feature in the home representing the creation of the Echo show.