In a blog post announcing the feature, Amazon says families with be able to send messages such as “Does anyone want anything from the grocery store?”. To start a Drop In conversation, you only need to ask Alexa to “Drop In Everywhere”. Then, you’ll just need to speak the question you want to beam to smart speakers across the home.
And that’s not all. Similar functionality has been added to the reminder feature.
Amazon Echo owners can now choose “all devices” when setting a reminder. This will allow the reminders to be played across all Alexa hardware in the home, so everyone will get the nudge. To enable the feature, head to Settings within the Alexa companion app on your smartphone, before tapping Reminders, then ticking Announce On All Devices.