Amazon has launched Echo smart speakers in India. These speakers are invite only for now so if you have received an invite then you can buy one now and get 30% discount. If you don't have an invite then you can place a request for an invite and Amazon will email you an invite in next few weeks. Register for an invite here.
The three Echo models are priced between Rs 4,499 and Rs 14,999. They will also come preloaded with a one-year Amazon Prime Membership. These customers will also get to preview Amazon Prime Music which will roll out in India in a couple of months.
Alexa is launching in India with 10,000 skills and will have local partners like Saavn for music, Times of India for news and ESPNCricInfo for scores. It will be context-aware, which means users will not need to specify they are looking for queries from an Indian perspective.
“The Amazon Echo and Alexa combo will offer users hands-free access to music, queries, news and even control of smart home devices,” Limp said, adding that Amazon is bringing all the services to India at the very outset. However, users will not yet be able to use Alexa Echo devices to control their Amazon Fire Stick just yet.
What are Amazon Echo speakers and how do they work?
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more.
You can ask these types of questions and Echo will answer it:
"Alexa, How is the weather today?"
"Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes"
"Alexa, play latest news"
"Alexa, play Bollywood songs"
These speakers are always plugged in so they are always On and connected to the internet so you can shot Alexa anytime and you will get an answer.
How to setup Amazon Echo Speakers?
Just plug the speaker into a power socket and use Alexa app to connect it to Wifi and you are done.
Amazon Echo Variants, Features and Pricing in India
Amazon India has launched 3 variants of Echo Speakers.
Echo Dot is available at Rs 4499 and it has a single speaker and can stream music directly from the internet and answer your queries.
Echo is available at Rs 9999 and it has dual speakers with woofers which give rich sound output. Plus it will be able to music and Alexa will answer your questions.
Echo Plus is the most expensive one at Rs 14999, in addition to above features it has a built-in hub and can connect to other Echo speakers at your home.
Inside View of Amazon Echo
So this was our brief article on the launch of Amazon Echo speakers in India. We have covered very little about its features. You can explore more on Amazon website. Here's the link.
If you have any questions please post them in the comments section below.
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