Posts Tagged ‘voice activation’


A new feature of Alexa/echo is the Drop in future. This allows you to turn your echo dot into an intercom for use within the house. You can say “drop in ‘ and talk to others within your house that have an echo dot also connected to the network. In addition, other friends and family can use this single “drop in ‘ feature to call you and check in. You do not need any device other than your voice to answer a call or hang up. The set up was fairly easy. You create a group of allowed users. It is a pleasant surprise to hear your loved ones voice just dropping in to say hello.



.Entertainment control

We are at the beginning of a new age in communication and voice control devices. With the recent update to Amazon Alexa which allows it to communicate with a device called the Harmony hub, it is possible to mimic a TV remote solely with your voice. By connecting these two devices with your wireless system, you can control a smart TV and cable box by voicing it to turn on and off, change channels and change volume. Future updates to Alexa and Harmony may allow one to control streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. For someone who cannot push buttons such as on a physical remote control, this is a game changer