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Alexa "Tell" Command

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Alexa "Tell" Command
« on: October 20, 2019, 04:47:32 am »
I have four Echo Dots 3rd Gen and use the "tell" or "announcement" command all the time to contact me kids especially at dinner time.

However, I have noticed that when I use this command to a specific echo dot - say my daughter's, the announcement is broadcast on all 3 other echo dots. 

How do I only make an announcement to one specific echo dot?

Offline jwlv

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Re: Alexa "Tell" Command
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 07:37:10 am »
As far as  I know, the announce/tell is broadcast to every Echo device on your account. If you want to say something to one particular Echo, you need to use drop-in. Drop-in is 2-way conversation. But you can say hang up or stop to end the conversation.

Re: Alexa "Tell" Command
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 03:34:37 am »
Thanks jwlv  :)

I didn't know you could drop in, in fact, I'm sure there are loads of commands that Alexa can do that I don't know about. Is there a list of them somewhere?