Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Amazon Introduces New Amazon Echo & More Alexa Products

How to buy new Amazon Echo devices in advance The 5 Biggest Announcements Amazon Just Made
Theresa Hayes | 01 October, 2017, 00:31

Yesterday, at a pre-emptive event in Seattle, Amazon introduced new Alexa devices to keep its lead in the battle for the smart home.

An Echo Dot allows you to control the Fire TV by saying "Alexa" into thin air.

Check out all the details on the new lineup below. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.

When is the Echo Spot release date? The speaker is packed with a 2.5-inch downward-firing woofer, Dolby Digital support, and far-field microphone technology for picking up voice commands precisely.

The New Echo comes in a six color variants, i.e., charcoal, sandstone, heather gray, oak veneer, walnut veneer, and silver. Even the nice price of $99 is a drop from the $180 initial price. And if you'd like a set of Echoes to link together for whole-home sound, right now you can buy three for just $249. Pre-order is already available and it will ship on 31 October in both countries.

New "routines" features allow Echo to trigger multiple actions - turning on lights, opening the blinds, starting the coffee maker - from a single phrase such as "Alexa, good morning". Then, there are the Echo Buttons - a set of fairly basic press-buttons that talk to Echo devices and act as game controls and various other bits.

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Amazon just unveiled a new second-generation of the Amazon Echo. To give customers a head start on smart home, customers will receive a Philips Hue smart light bulb when they purchase an Echo Plus while supplies last. The device is half the size of the original Echo and comes equipped with a dedicated bass tweeter.

The 2nd generation of Echo speaker has a brand new design - a more stylish one in our opinion that suits home better.

The Amazon Echo Connect is USA only at first where it will launch for $35 (£26). Shipping will start on 31 October both in the U.S. and UK.

In addition to the standard Echo features, this petite model has a round, 2.5-inch screen for playing anything from Amazon Video and a built-in camera for making video calls. Think of it as a cross between an Echo Dot and Echo Show.

The majority of HDR TVs support HDR 10, so Amazon has clearly gone for greater compatibility, but Dolby Vision can offer even brighter and colour-rich pictures if you're watching back Dolby Vision enhanced content.

Amazon chose to counter the launch of Apple TV 4K with its own 4k enabled Fire TV which costs just $70, less than half of the $169 Apple TV 4K. If your home media center is in need of an upgrade, it's a gadget you definitely want to check out. Amazon's old Fire TV was a squarish box created to sit near your TV like a cable box.

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