Amazon’s new Echo range goes official in India starting at Rs 4,499

Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe

Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe

You could change the lights, control your air conditioner, turn on your TV, and so on. This time around Amazon has opted for something less austere, aping the 2nd-gen Echo with a a fabric cover and coming in a choice of three colours: Charcoal (dark grey / black), Heather Grey (below), and Sandstone (white). It still sports a 3.5-mm audio jack but they have replaced the microUSB port with standard charging port.

As you can see here, the new Echo Dot gets a big makeover from its predecessor. But the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is still the most popular streaming device Amazon makes by a wide margin, and it's on sale right now at its lowest price since Prime Day. The new Echo Plus is available for Rs 14,999.

Yesterday it was announced that Amazon and Sony have teamed up to bring Alexa to select Sony smart TVs. While Alexa still dominates, recently Google Home has been outselling Echo devices.

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As for the pricing, Amazon has not revealed any official statement on the same however, it is expected that the Echo Show will come with a price tag of Rs 20,000, whereas, the Echo Input might come with a price tag of Rs 2,000. The tracks can be accessed with Alexa on the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android on top of the Echo smart speakers.

Of course, if you will get a Subwoofers with your Echo-speakers it will sound really good, therefore Amazon has made a pair with other Echo speakers. Amazon has increasingly been pushing for the voice assistant to form the central hub of any smart home - and an outage like this could prevent consumers from controlling a myriad of devices. In March users reported hearing unprompted laughter from their Alexa-enabled devices.

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