Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Amazon Just Came Out With a Whole New Line of Alexa Devices

Meet Amazon's new Echo devices Amazon announces new Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Spot
Javier Burns | 30 September, 2017, 04:30

Its new sister, the large Echo plus, features a home hub to support control of connected lighting and other third-party products without the need for a separate data-linking device. The device can connect with and control smart home devices as well, such as the Nest thermostat. A few days ago The Verge reported that trying to access YouTube on the Echo Show brought up the following error message: "Currently, Google is not supporting Youtube on Echo Show". All the models released by mid 2018 in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany would be Alexa compatible. The speaker also has improved in terms of enhanced noise cancellation and beamforming technology.

Codenamed 'Manhattan, ' the Google device is expected to be announced later this year with a possible 2018 availability.

The new version of the Amazon Echo makes a number of changes to its predecessor.

Amazon also introduced Echo Connect, which is a $35 box that will allow you to place phone calls to landlines using your existing Amazon Echo units.

"The all-new Fire TV delivers a great entertainment experience with the best picture quality on a Fire TV, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, and an unbeatable selection of content - all at an affordable price", said Marc Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV.

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The Amazon Echo Spot was also announced.

The all-new Amazon Fire TV is available for pre-order starting today from www.amazon.com/firetv and will begin shipping to US customers on October 25.

Google's plan to develop and launch its own Amazon Echo Show competitor also seems to shed some light on what transpired earlier this week. The Mountain View, California-based tech giant guarantees that Amazon knew YouTube support for the Echo Show is set to be ended on Tuesday, expressing that the two have been consulting on the issue for some time now, however, were obviously unfit to achieve an understanding. Alexa will tell you whose calling, and you can decide whether to pick up calls or not through simple voice commands. Plus, with the new multi-room music feature, you can play your favorites throughout your home, with synchronized music across all of your Echo devices.

Amazon also launched the Echo Spot, a small circular speaker created to sit on a nightstand or desk. It will sync things with other Amazon products easily.

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