Why give up counter space for an Amazon Echo or Dot when Alexa is incorporated into the ecobee4 smart thermostat. Because ecobee’s smart wall units support Alexa Announcements, you also can use them as a home public address system.
After you’ve activated Alexa Announcements on an ecobee4, there are three commands that will wake up Alexa.
Saying “Alexa, command...,” “Alexa announce…,” or “Alexa, tell everyone…” followed by your message will activate the Alexa feature. If you’d rather not have announcements play on every Alexa-enabled device in your home, you can exclude specific devices by configuring them ahead of time through the app.
The ecobee products work with the Alexa App when you’re away from home too. If you’re on your way home from work, for example, you say, “Alexa, announce I’ll be home in ten minutes, and I’m bringing home pizza.”
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