Amazon has pushed an update to current generation Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets, plus the 2017 edition Fire HD 8, that adds Drop Ins and Announcements when in Show Mode.
Show Mode effectively turns the tablets into Amazon Echo Show-style devices, especially when you dock them with dedicated Show Mode Charging Docks that are available now.
With the new update, Drop Ins give you the ability to speak to other Show Mode tablets, Amazon Echo devices and other Alexa-enabled kit. You can communicate with others over voice or video.
Announcements offer the option to record messages to play to every Amazon Echo or Alexa device in a home simultaneously 8211; such as a call to dinner.
To ensure Drop-Ins and Announcements are enabled on your Fire HD 8 or HD 10, you need to head to 8220;Settings8221; in the drop-down menu. Then select 8220;Alexa8221; and toggle both the 8220;Alexa8221; and 8220;Hands-Free Mode8221; settings to 8220;On8221;.
You can check out offers on the Show Mode Charging Dock for the Fire HD 8 on Amazon UK here. And the Fire HD 10 version here.