Recently, Google too launched its smart speaker - Google Home - in India, which is likely to have Hindi support by the end of this year. The ability to make hands-free video calls to any Echo Spot or Echo Show, making for a thoroughly modern way to say goodnight to your significant other. Users can purchase products immediately or add items easily to the shopping list or cart. And yes, the screen will help you shop on Amazon.in as well using voice commands and the screen to browse through the products. You can already use Alexa on certain Fire TV devices, but only by pressing a button, or using a separate Echo device. The box will have physical controls on top, just like an Echo Dot, which makes a remote control unnecessary in some contexts.
The Alexa powered device will come in handy when making video calls, listening to music and watching videos and is now available at Rs 10,499 after discount. Through these, users can utilise Echo Spot's screen to watch cricket highlights, see recipes, view cab options and booking details, see the latest horoscope and astrology videos, discover restaurants, etc. You can also get an additional Rs 1,000 off on purchasing two Echo Spot devices.
Amazon is expanding its Echo portfolio in India by quietly introducing the Echo Spot.
Puneesh Kumar, Country Manager - India, Alexa Experience & Devices said though the Echo Spot has a screen the idea is to still keep voice as the primary mode of interaction.
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It can hear you from across the room-even while music is playing. Users can also connect the Spot to home entertainment system through Bluetooth or a 3.5mm stereo cable to voice activate entire home entertainment system. Well, it's not exactly new, it's the same Echo Dot you've grown to love over the years. Ask Alexa if Santa is real on the new device, and it'll respond: "I haven't met him, but if I do, I want to ask about Rudolph's nose". FreeTime will be available on all Echo devices on May 9th, after a software update.
On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled a kid-friendly version of its popular smart speaker featuring its voice assistant Alexa.
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