Amazon Echo Spot launched in India, a smart speaker with circular display

25 April, 2018, 15:33 | Author: Carmen Reese
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It comes in two colours of black and white.

Like with previous Echo devices, users can browse songs on Echo Spot by asking Alexa to show or play songs by genre, artiste, decade, composer, film, language, and more.

In other words, the Amazon Echo Spot should technically reduce your reliance on the companion app.

"Even though we have added a screen, we have made sure that we have retained the voice-first experience with the device". 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. The convenience of Drop In is available on all Echo devices in India including the Echo Spot, Echo Dot, Echo and Echo Plus. This allows the Spot to display contextual cards based on your queries.

Citing unnamed sources, the reports said that the Vesta would be like a mobile Alexa, helping customers in parts of their home where they do not have Echo devices. Facial recognition can also be used to record photos and videos around the house. Further, a front-facing camera has been added too, meaning users can make video calls via the Echo Spot.

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The Amazon Echo Spot can display live cricket scores from ESPNcricinfo, news from India Today, NDTV and others, and it'll also show booking details of your Ola cab and much more. While Google Home and Home Mini match Echo and Echo Dot, the Echo Spot will stand apart as an unique offering.

As for the pricing, the Echo Spot is priced at Rs 12,999. It is going to be the biggest concern for any Echo Spot user.

Alexa runs on cloud and will answer questions, play music, turn the lights on and off, give sports scores, check the weather, calls friends and family and more. You can do things like ask for directions if you need them, or even re-up on orders for things that you buy from Amazon, all with your voice and all from your auto on the drive to work or wherever else you're going.

Echo: Rs.9,999 is now Rs.7,999. Instead of a clock face, the device has a circular 480x480 pixel display that measures 2.5-inches in diameter. The expensive Echo Plus device now comes with a free Hue bulb for Rs 14,999.

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