How to Use Alexa as an Intercom: A Step-by-Step Guide

Alexa intercom commands With every device ready to go, all you need to do is say “Alexa, drop in on …” followed by the name of the room or group an Alexa device is assigned to, such as Kitchen, Living Room, or Everywhere. People on the other end will hear a tone and see a green light when Drop In is active.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a communication system that connects every room in your house? Why not use your Alexa devices as an intercom? With the drop-in feature, it’s easy to communicate with other Echo devices in your home without having to accept a call on the other end. In this article, we’ll show you how to use multiple Amazon Echo devices as an intercom system with the drop-in feature and how to broadcast announcements to every Echo speaker in your home.

First, you need to enable the drop-in feature. To communicate with another echo, simply say “Alexa, drop-in” and then say the name of the device you wish to reach. Each Echo has its own device name that you can customize to make it easier to identify. To find or change the name of your devices, open the Alexa app, tap the menu button, and tap devices. Here you’ll find a list of your Alexa devices. Select the device and there will be an option to edit it. We found naming each Echo after the room they are in works well for us. For example, you can say “Alexa, drop-in on kitchen,” and you can talk to the person in the kitchen.

When you’re done speaking, say “Alexa, hang up.” You can also use one echo to broadcast to your home’s other Echo devices with Alexa announcements. Just say, “Alexa, announce” and then whatever you want to announce to the other Echo devices. This allows you to let everyone know the car is leaving in five minutes or that dinner is ready. For example, you can say “Alexa, announce that dinner is ready,” and a dinner bell sound will play, followed by your announcement.

In conclusion, we have shown you how to use Alexa as an intercom with the drop-in feature and how to make announcements across your home’s Echo speakers. We hope you find this guide helpful, and we would love to hear how you plan to use these features. Let us know in the comment section below.


How do I speak from one Alexa to another?
To Drop In on an Alexa device from another in its household, use the command “Alexa, Drop In on [device name].” To Drop in on an external Alexa device, say “Alexa, Drop In on [contact name].”
Can one Alexa talk to another in a different house?
It's possible to connect to two different Alexa devices used under different accounts, in different homes or locations. But there's a few steps required. You'll need to: Enable Alexa Calling &, Messaging.
Is Alexa drop in two-way?
Alexa's Drop In feature is essentially a two-way intercom. When you activate Drop In on one Echo device, you tell Alexa to "drop in" to another specified device. Alexa then opens a direct line between to the devices, and you can carry on a conversation with whoever is on the other end.
Can you drop in on Alexa without them knowing?
You can't Drop In on Alexa without a notification. The Drop In feature is heavily designed to ensure that it's not violating people's privacy. Therefore, it's impossible to Drop In secretly. Nevertheless, it is important that you get the notification when someone is starting a Drop In.