Announcements debuted on Amazon's Alexa devices a few months ago, but as of today, the feature is being expanded to all Four TVs in countries where the functionality is available. Verge reports.
Amazon announcements are one-way voice messages that you can now send to Four TVs. For example, you can inform your friends and family that dinner is ready or that it's time for school. These announcements can be sent with an Echo device or with the Alexa app on Android or iOS.
However, you will not be able to respond to an Alexa announcement as you would when using Google Broadcast. When an announcement is played on an Echo speaker or on another Alexa-compatible device, an alert appears on the Fire TV screen. Whatever content you are watching or listening to will stop playing the message, but it will continue automatically.
Along with the Alexa announcements, Amazon announced that the original YouTube app will be rolled out to all Four TVs. Starting today, the app will be released on the original Fire TV Stick, Fire TV and 2nd and 3rd Generation Fire TVs.