Alexa can remind you, no matter where you are!
Alexa reminders just got a lot better
Alexa reminders are wonderful for making sure I don’t forget all those million to-dos I’m constantly adding to my list.
Last night was “Alexa, remind me tomorrow morning to wish Laura a happy birthday,” and this morning “Alexa, remind me to defrost chicken for dinner.”
But Alexa reminders used to only play on the speaker on which they were set
Previously, if I set up a reminder to do something the next morning from my bedroom Echo (like wish my friend a happy birthday), I’d have to be in the bedroom the next morning to get it.
(You could also rely on Alexa app push notifications from my phone, but where’s the fun in that?).
Now, Alexa reminders can play on all your devices!
That means you’ll never miss a reminder again (so long as you have a few Echos sprinkled around your home).
If you’re in the kitchen the next morning when Alexa reminds you to wish your friend a happy birthday, you’ll now get the notice over your kitchen Echo too.*
*Unfortunately, as of this writing, this new feature in the US only, but hopefully it will make its way to other countries soon.
Do This Now: Update your settings to get reminders on all your Echos!
It will take you 15 seconds to follow these steps:
- Open the Alexa app
- Tap on the hamburger icon (3 horizontal lines) on the top left of the screen
- Tap “Settings”
- Scroll down and tap “Reminders”
- Select “Announce on all devices”
You can also get reminders even when you’re not home — you just need to tap “Send notifications to my phone” in step 4 above when you’re selecting “Announce on all devices” (and make sure the Alexa app has permission to send push notifications in your phone’s settings).
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