Amazon has finally announced the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus Smart Speakers in India. Powered by Alexa AI, these devicesÂ can do everything from giving you a daily news briefing along with a list of your calendar appointments, traffic and weather information, and much more. You’ll also be able to stream music from your favorite services (Saavn and TuneIn are live, Prime Music is coming later this month), and control Hue and Syska LED lights. The Echo devices also have controls at the top for volume playback and to turn off the always-on microphone, and there’s also a light ring that indicates the device’s status with colors.
Apart from these, you can also ask Alexa to look up and order products for you from Amazon. Alexa has the ability to hook into Alexa’s skills, through which you can personalize your experience by connecting the virtual assistant to third-party services. Skills allow Alexa to expand its functionality, and the virtual assistant can help you with everything from hailing a cab on Uber or Ola to checking the status of your flight, ordering food on Zomato, looking up cricket scores, getting the latest news headlines, and so much more. For example, you could say, “Hey Alexa, ask Uber to book a cab,” and the assistant will do just that.
Sounds cool right? Well, you pick up the speaker you like from Amazon India and the company is also offering an introductory offer on all three speakers. If you buy any of the Echo speakers right now, Amazon will offer you 30% discount with a 1-year Amazon Prime membership worth 999 INR. You can also get additional 10% discount if you pay using Citibank cards.
Amazon Echo Dot– 3,149 INR
Amazon Echo– 6,999 INR
Amazon Echo Plus– 10,499 INR
The only problem right now is the fact that these speakers are available only via invitation so you have to request an invitation and once you get confirmation, you can go ahead and buy the speakers. Do let us know in the comments section if you’re planning to buy one.